Mapping and Understanding Ethnic Disparities in Length of Schooling: The Case of Ningxia Autonomous Region, China

  title={Mapping and Understanding Ethnic Disparities in Length of Schooling: The Case of Ningxia Autonomous Region, China},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Gustafsson and Ding Sai},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family eJournal},
  • B. Gustafsson, D. Sai
  • Published 8 November 2014
  • Education
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal
Disparities in length of schooling between the largest Muslim minority in China, the Hui, and the Han majority are investigated. We use household data collected in Ningxia autonomous region in 2007. It is found that compared with Han persons of the same age and gender, Hui persons have shorter educations with the exception of young and middle-aged urban males who have twelve years of schooling, on average. Particularly noteworthy is that as many as 45 percent of adult rural Hui females are not… 
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