Private Migrant Schools or Rural/Urban Public Schools: Where Should China Educate Its Migrant Children?

Lai, Fang; Liu, Chengfang; Luo, Renfu; Zhang, Linxiu; Ma, Xiaochen
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Stanford REAP
University of California Davis
institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural
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This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in migrant schools in China and explores determinants of their performance. The paper compares academic performance, student backgrounds and measures of school quality between Beijing migrant schools and rural public schools in Shaanxi province. The researchers use multivariate regression to examine how individual characteristics and school quality affect migrant student performance and the achievement gap between students in migrant schools and those in rural public schools. 

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