Girls’ Schooling Empowerment in Rural China: Identifying Capabilities and Social Change in the Village

  title={Girls’ Schooling Empowerment in Rural China: Identifying Capabilities and Social Change in the Village},
  author={Vilma Seeberg},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={678 - 707}
  • Vilma Seeberg
  • Published 16 September 2014
  • Economics, Education
  • Comparative Education Review
This study proposes an elaboration of the human development capability approach by theorizing empowerment capabilities as an essential aspect of the education of excluded village girls. Seeking to explain Chinese village girls' demand for schooling, the article identifies intangible and instrumental capabilities that have often been overlooked and their indirect influence on social changes in gender roles, in the fertility and domestic transitions, accelerated educational attainment and… 

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