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The Great Expectations: Impact of One-Child Policy on Education of Girls

Wei Huang (), Xiaoyan Lei and Ang Sun

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Abstract: The findings of the paper highlights the role of fertility policies in women’s empowerment of last century. This paper investigates the impact of the birth control policies on teenage girls’ education attainment. The estimates suggest that the policies explain 30 percent of the education increase for women born in 1945-1980 and 50 percent of the gender gap narrowing in China.

Keywords: One-Child Policy; education of girls; expectation; China; fertility policies; empowerment; gender gap; primary schools; Policy Implementation . (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-09
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