Gansu Survey of Children and Families Papers

Title

Impact of household educational expenditures on the test scores of children

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

5-13-2013

Comments

Reprinted from Economics Bulletin 33, no. 2 (2013): 1177-1184.
Publisher URL: http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2013/Volume33/EB-13-V33-I2-P111.pdf

Abstract

With the aim of investigating the effects of household educational expenditures on the test scores of children, I construct an instrumental variable for the endogenous household educational expenditures by taking advantage of the educational fee reduction reform in China. I do not find any significant effects of household educational expenditures on the test scores of children. I also do not find any significant effects for households with income per capita in the top or bottom 50 percentile in the village.

 

Date Posted: 18 April 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.