Household Income and Preschool Attendance in China

Xin Gong, Di Xu, Wen-Jui Han

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    This article draws upon the literature showing the benefits of high-quality preschools on child well-being to explore the role of household income on preschool attendance for a cohort of 3- to 6-year-olds in China using data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey, 1991-2006. Analyses are conducted separately for rural (N = 1,791) and urban (N = 633) settings. Estimates from a probit model with rich controls suggest a positive association between household income per capita and preschool attendance in both settings. A household fixed-effects model, conducted only on the rural sample, finds results similar to, although smaller than, those from the probit estimates. Policy recommendations are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)194-208
    Number of pages15
    JournalChild Development
    Volume86
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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    Household Income and Preschool Attendance in China. / Gong, Xin; Xu, Di; Han, Wen-Jui.

    In: Child Development, Vol. 86, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 194-208.

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    Gong, Xin ; Xu, Di ; Han, Wen-Jui. / Household Income and Preschool Attendance in China. In: Child Development. 2015 ; Vol. 86, No. 1. pp. 194-208.
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