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The Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on the Matriculation of Junior High School Students into Rural China’s High Schools

Fan Li, Yingquan Song, Hongmei Yi (), Jianguo Wei, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi (), James Chu, Natalie Johnson, Prashant Loyalka and Scott Rozelle

LICOS Discussion Papers from LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven

Abstract: The goal of this study is to examine whether promising a Conditional Cash Transfer (conditional on matriculation) at the start of junior high increases the rate at which disadvantaged students matriculate in to high school. Based on a randomized controlled trial involving 1,418 disadvantaged (economically poor) students in rural China, we find that the promise of a CCT has no effect on increasing high school matriculation for the average disadvantaged student. We do find, however, that providing the CCT increases high school matriculation among the subset of disadvantaged students who overestimate the direct costs of attending high school.

Keywords: Conditional Cash Transfer; Voucher; Rural Education; Dropout; High School; Randomized Controlled Trial; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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