Bigger Pie, Bigger Slice? The Impact of Higher Education Expansion on Educational Opportunity in China

  title={Bigger Pie, Bigger Slice? The Impact of Higher Education Expansion on Educational Opportunity in China},
  author={Dongshu Ou and Yuna Hou},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
  • D. Ou, Yuna Hou
  • Published 16 June 2018
  • Education
  • Research in Higher Education
China’s higher education system has expanded rapidly since 1999. Exploiting variation in the density of university expansion across provinces and high school cohorts and applying a difference-in-differences model, we estimate the impact of higher education expansion on educational access and attainment with a particular focus on students’ family and demographic backgrounds. Results indicate that the expansion of university spots increased both access and graduation rates at 4-year universities… 
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