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To Migrate With or Without Ones' Children in China - That is the Question

主讲人: Benteng Zou
主讲人简介:
Associate Professor in Economics, CREA- University of Luxembourg. He earned his PhD. of Economics from Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. 
Please see Prof. Zou's CV for more information.
主持人: Zhi Li
简介:

Where should Chinese internal migrant parents locate their school-aged children: migrate with them or leave them behind? And should they invest in private education of their children?   First, we theoretically investigate whether migrant parents can afford to take their children to migrate, regardless of the children's age.  Using an overlapping generation’s model, we find a theoretical optimum that maximizes parents' utility which includes the children's educational performance. Depending on the educational investment parents make and the relocation cost of children, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions for migrant parents to take their children to migrate and whether they should provide their children with private education. Secondly, we investigate weather migrant children’s school performances are better than those of the left-behind ones.  Empirical evidence based on the 2009 wave of the Rural-Urban Migration Survey in China (RUMiC) data suggests that younger migrant children's school performances are better than those of left-behind children. This gap disappears with the age of the children.   

时间: 2017-11-23(Thursday)16:40-18:00
地点: N302, Econ Building
期数: “WISE-SOE”高级经济学系列讲座2017秋第六讲(总第390讲)
主办单位: WISE&SOE
类型: 系列讲座