Determinants of School Attendance Among Migrant Children: Survey Evidence from China's Jiangsu Province

16 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2006

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Ingrid L. Nielsen

Deakin University

Berenice Nyland

RMIT University - School of Education

Chris Nyland

Monash University - Department of Management

Russell Smyth

Monash University - Department of Economics

Mingqiong Zhang

Monash University - Department of Management

Abstract

Across the developing world education is seen as a means of raising levels of everyday wellbeing and is being linked to improved measures of productivity and economic growth. This paper employs a household production function framework to examine the determinants of school attendance among migrant children using a unique dataset collected in China's Jiangsu province. The study finds that the main predictors of school attendance among migrant children in the sample were household income, mother's education, the length of residence of the child's mother in the city and whether both parents were working in the same city.

Suggested Citation

Nielsen, Ingrid L. and Nyland, Berenice and Nyland, Chris and Smyth, Russell and Zhang, Mingqiong, Determinants of School Attendance Among Migrant Children: Survey Evidence from China's Jiangsu Province. Pacific Economic Review, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 461-476, December 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=950092 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0106.2006.00328.x

Ingrid L. Nielsen (Contact Author)

Deakin University ( email )

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Berenice Nyland

RMIT University - School of Education ( email )

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Chris Nyland

Monash University - Department of Management ( email )

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Russell Smyth

Monash University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Mingqiong Zhang

Monash University - Department of Management ( email )

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