The One-Child Policy and Gender Equality in Education in China: Evidence from Household Data

  title={The One-Child Policy and Gender Equality in Education in China: Evidence from Household Data},
  author={Ming-Hsuan Lee},
  journal={Journal of Family and Economic Issues},
  • Ming-Hsuan Lee
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of Family and Economic Issues
This paper uses individual-level data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey and examines the impact of the one-child policy on gender equality in education in China. The results showed children in one-child households enjoyed significantly improved opportunities for education compared to children inside multiple-child households. The improvement for girls was larger than that of boys. In addition, we found no difference in years of schooling between only-child boys and only-child girls… 

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