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【CEMA研讨会】12月12日王非:Parental Migration and Left-behind Children's Education: Large-sample Evidence from Rural China
发布时间:2018-12-09    浏览次数:

CEMA研讨会2018年秋季第十四讲将于12月12日(周三)中午12:10-1:30在712会议室举行,由中国人民大学劳动人事学院王非助理教授报告论文“Parental Migration and Left-behind Children's Education: Large-sample Evidence from Rural China”,欢迎感兴趣的师生参加。

 

【Titile】: Parental Migration and Left-behind Children's Education: Large-sample Evidence from Rural China

 

【Abstract】: This article explores the relation between parental rural-to-urban migration and the education attainment of rural children, using a 10% sample of the 2010 Population Census data for Chongqing, a province with the highest share of rural left-behind children in China. Taking advantage of new features of the 2010 census where migrants are traceable in their home regions, we manage to define migration in a more precise way. Based on linear regressions, we find that parental migration is associated with higher enrollments in junior and senior middle school, but with smaller chances of graduating from junior middle school. Supportive evidence shows that the positive correlations between parental migration and enrollments are mainly attributed to higher income earned by migrant parents, while lack of child care may be responsible for the lower completion rate of junior middle education. We handle the endogeneity of parental migration by using the Inverse-probability-weighted Regression Adjustment (IPWRA), a method assuming conditional unconfoundedness. Corrected results remain consistent with those from linear regressions.

 

【报告人简介】: 王非,中国人民大学劳动人事学院助理教授,毕业于美国南加州大学经济系,获经济学博士学位。主要研究领域为劳动经济学、人口经济学、应用微观计量和主观福祉等。曾在 PNAS, Journal of Happiness Studies, Journal of Population Economics, Demographic Research,《人口研究》等国内外期刊上发表论文。

 

                                             中国经济与管理研究院
                                                 2018年12月9日