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

  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},
  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… 
Trends in Educational Attainment in China
Trends in educational attainment in China over the twentieth century are studied using data from all the Chinese censuses conducted since 1982. There was a marked increase in educational attainment
Educational stratification in urban China: 1949-94
This article examines the effects of stratification processes, based on family social origins, gender, and residential location, on educational attainment in urban China from 1949 to 1994. The
The Only Child and Educational Opportunity for Girls in Urban China
Using data from the authors' 1998-99 survey of 1,040 eighth graders in Wuhan, China, this study explores the differences between single-girl and single-boy families with regard to parental
Chinese Fertility: Past, Present And Future
China has witnessed profound socioeconomic changes over the past four decades. This dissertation is comprised of three papers that investigate the demographic, social, and economic determinants of
Changes in Educational Inequality in China, 1990-2005: Evidence from the Population Census Data
This chapter examines the trend in school enrollment and transitions to senior high school and to college in China for selected young cohorts since the 1990s, based on the analyses of the sample data
Modernisation and Gender: education and employment in post‐Mao China
The article explores the impact of the modernisation drive in education in post‐Mao China on the education and employment of women. It argues that the market forces unleashed in the Chinese economy,
Economic Reform and Attainment in Basic Education in China
Using such conventional yardsticks as economic growth, the performance of the Chinese economy in the post–Mao era is nothing short of spectacular. However, with the unfolding of events in the reform
An Empirical Study of Contextual Factors on Chinese Female Access to Higher Education.
Accompanied with a rapid expansion of Chinese higher education system in the 1990s is a pressing concern on college access by female students. In this study, empirical data are analyzed to


Rural Marketing in China: Repression and Revival
Rural markets and peasant marketing did not fare well during the Maoist era, which extended from well before the consolidation of communist power in China to the triumphal return of Deng Xiaoping as
The Spatial Approach to Chinese History: Illustrations from North China and the Upper Yangzi
  • W. Lavely
  • Economics
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1989
A LITTLE MORE than a decade ago, G. William Skinner proposed that late imperial China be viewed through the lens of what he called a regional systems framework. Borrowing insights from economic
Chinese Education After Mao: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back and Begin Again?
Of all the sayings attributed to Deng Xiaoping, his commentary on the colour of cats is surely the most famous. Thanks to the radical campaign against him in 1976, all of China was reminded that Deng
The Cambridge History of China
1. Introduction: the old order John K. Fairbank 2. Ch'ing Inner Asia c.1800 Joseph Fletcher 3. Dynastic decline and the roots of rebellion Susan Mann Jones and Philip A. Kuhn 4. The Canton trade and
Demographic consequences of the Great Leap Forward in Chinas provinces.
This article examines the demographic consequences of Chinas Great Leap Forward--the massive and ultimately unsuccessful drive during 1958-62 to leap ahead in production by mobilizing society and
Testing the Testers: A Reply to Barbara Sands and Ramon Myers's Critique of G. William Skinner's Regional Systems Approach to China
A RECENT ARTICLE in this journal-"The Spatial Approach to Chinese History: A Test," by Barbara Sands and Ramon Myers (JAS 45, no. 4 [1986}:721-43)-has seriously challenged G. William Skinner's
The Spatial Approach to Chinese History: A Test
This article presents a series of statistical tests of the spatial framework offered by G. W. Skinner for use in analyzing Chinese history. Skinner argues that China is best viewed as a collection of