The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) is a longitudinal, multi-level study of rural children's welfare outcomes, including education, health, and psycho-social development. The study focuses on the following issues:
- Children's academic achievement, educational attitudes, behaviors, and experiences, psycho-social development, and physical health.
- Attitudes and practices of children, families, and teachers about parenting and schooling.
- The mechanisms (home, community, school) linking poverty to children's welfare outcomes.
- Rural children's human capital acquisition and subsequent labor outcomes.