Gansu Survey of Children and Families Papers

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Book Chapter

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Adams, J. H. (2006). Community Matters in China. In E. Hannum & B. Fuller (Eds.), Children's Lives and Schooling across Societies (Research in the Sociology of Education, Volume 15)(pp.15-41). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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In China, a growing awareness that many areas have been left behind during an era characterized by market reform has raised concerns about the impact of community disadvantage on schooling. In this paper, I investigate whether villages exert distinct influences on student achievement. Building on these results, I explore the relationship between student achievement and resources present in the community. Results indicate that children who live in communities with higher levels of economic and social resources have higher mathematics scores, on average.


China, education, student achievement

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Date Posted: 28 October 2009