The Rise in Female Education in China: National and Regional Patterns

@article{Lavely1990TheRI,
  title={The Rise in Female Education in China: National and Regional Patterns},
  author={William R. Lavely and Xiao Zhenyu and Liu Bohua and Ronald Freedman},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1990},
  volume={121},
  pages={61 - 93}
}
The considerable increase in educational attainment of Chinese women from virtual complete illiteracy 50 years ago to current levels can be traced systematically for the first time on the basis of the 1982 census of China and a large sample survey of the same year. Until very recently we had known only the broad outlines of this major social transformation. Although even the newly available data are imperfect, their significance is illustrated by their strong and consistent association with… 
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