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Family-level Factors of Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Rural China

Family-level factors that characterize the home environment are critical inputs to early language and cognitive development, and potential mechanisms for improving developmental outcomes in...

The Association between Video Game Time and Adolescent Mental Health: Evidence from Rural China

As digital devices like computers become more widely available in developing countries, there is a growing need to understand how the time that adolescents spend using these devices for...

The Role of Self-Esteem in the Academic Performance of Rural Students in China

The self-esteem of students may be significantly associated with their academic performance. However, past research in developing contexts on this issue is limited, particularly among early...

Early Parenting Interventions to Foster Human Capital in Developing Countries

One out of every three children under age 5 in developing countries lives in conditions that impede human capital development. In this study, we survey the literature on parenting training...

Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

Although eyeglasses have been considered a cost-effective way to combat myopia, the empirical evidence of its impacts on improving learning outcomes is inconsistent. This paper provides empirical...

Parenting Centers and Caregiver Mental Health: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial in China

This study conducts an exploratory analysis of the impacts of a center-based early childhood development intervention on the mental health of caregivers, using data from a cluster-randomized...

Internal Capabilities and External Resources of Academically Resilient Students in Rural China

Resilience can play an important role in enabling disadvantaged students to succeed academically. However, few studies in low-resource contexts have evaluated resilience as a process (including a...

Behavioral Strengths and Difficulties and Their Associations with Academic Performance in Math among Rural Youth in China

Behavioral strengths and difficulties among children and adolescents may be significantly associated with their academic performance; however, the evidence on this issue for rural youth in...

Education Universalization, Rural School Participation, and Population Density

In many developing countries, low population density may be a major reason for low school participation in rural areas, and the problem is likely to worsen with rapid urbanization. However, few...

Impact of Parental Beliefs on Child Developmental Outcomes: A Quasi-Experiment in Rural China

This paper examines the impact of parental beliefs on child development outcomes (for both cognitive and social–emotional skills) based on a three-wave longitudinal survey in rural China. The...

Early Parenting Interventions to Foster Human Capital in Developing Countries

One out of every three children under age 5 in developing countries lives in conditions that impede human capital development. In this study, we survey the literature on parenting training...

South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

The Threats of Illiberalism, Populism, and Polarization

Drivers of Innovation

Entrepreneurship, Education, and Finance in Asia

Stuck in the Middle School Rut: Can Anything Improve Academic Achievement in Rural Chinese Middle Schools?

Academic achievement in middle schools in rural China remains poor for many students. This study examines whether programmes and interventions can improve academic achievement by reviewing...

The Scarring Effects of College Education Deprivation during China’s Cultural Revolution

China’s college enrollment system came to a sudden halt as the Cultural Revolution started. Virtually no students were admitted to colleges from 1966 to 1969. We estimate a marked downward shift...

Can Elite College Education Change One’s Fate in China?

We study how an elite college education affects social mobility in China. China provides an interesting context because its college admissions rely mainly on the scores of a centralized exam, a...

Exploring Teacher Job Satisfaction in Rural China: Prevalence and Correlates

Extant research continues to establish the importance of teacher job satisfaction to student performance, yet teacher job satisfaction remains under-investigated in rural China. In this paper, we...

Off the COVID-19 Epicentre: The Impact of Quarantine Controls on Employment, Education and Health in China's Rural Communitites

This study documents the COVID-19 disease-control measures enacted in rural China and examines the economic and social impacts of these measures. We conducted two rounds of surveys with 726...

The Impact of Nonboarding on the Development of Disadvantaged Boarding Students in Western Rural China

Rural China has seen an increase in its migrant workers returning home. As a result, many of these workers’ children, who had previously boarded at school, needed to return home as well. While the...

Bullying Victims in Rural Primary Schools: Prevalence, Correlates, and Consequences

School bullying is a widely recognized problem in developed countries, but remains under-investigated in developing countries, especially in remote rural areas. In this paper, we examine the...

Examining the Relation between Caregiver Mental Health and Student Outcomes in Rural China

Research continues to highlight the central relationship between caregivers’ mental health and their children’s development. This study examined the relation between primary caregivers’ mental...

Parental Investment, School Choice, and the Persistent Benefits of Intervention in Early Childhood

We present evidence from a randomized experiment testing the impacts of a six-month early childhood home-visiting program on child outcomes at school entry. Two and a half years after completion...

Does Paternal Involvement Matter for Early Childhood Development in Rural China?

Research in developed countries has found that paternal involvement has positive and significant effects on early childhood development (ECD). Less is known, however, about the state of paternal...

Passive Versus Active Service Delivery: Comparing the Effects of Two Parenting Interventions on Early Cognitive Development in Rural China

We present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effects of a free, center-based parenting intervention on early cognitive development and parenting practices in...

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carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Yulia Bezvershenko Yulia Bezvershenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Eric Hanushek Eric Hanushek Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Headshot of Dr. Daniel Schwartz Daniel Schwartz Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
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Prashant Loyalka Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
freyberg David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Xuechao Qian Xuechao Qian Postdoctoral Scholar, SCCEI Postdoctoral Scholar, SCCEI
edgar franco Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science