World Bank, China
IZA World of Labor role
Economist, World Bank, China
Migration and the left-behinds, aging and elderly care
PhD Economics, Paris School of Economics, 2017
"Children left behind in China: The role of school fees." IZA Journal of Development and Migration (Forthcoming) (wth H.-A. Dang and H. Selod).
Migration may generate detrimental long-term impacts by widening the urban–rural educational gapThe difference in educational attainment between China's urban- and rural-born populations has widened in recent years, and the relatively low educational attainment of the rural-born is a significant obstacle to raising labor productivity. Rural-to-urban migration does not create incentives to enroll in higher education as the availability of low-skill employment in urban areas makes remaining in school less attractive. In addition, the child-fostering and urban schooling arrangements for children of migrants further inhibit human capital accumulation.MoreLess