The Gansu Survey of Children and Families, Wave 3

Research Partners:

 Boys playing a game, David Woo licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Show map

The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) is a longitudinal study of poverty, education, health, and economic mobility among children and youth in rural northwest China. The initial wave of the study (GSCF-1) interviewed 2000 children at ages 9 to 12 in the year 2000. A second wave of interviews (GSCF-2) was completed in 2004, and a third wave (GSCF-3) is planned for 2008, when many of the original children are expected to be in the work force and out of their home villages.

Project researchers will address the following questions:

  • What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on subsequent education?
  • What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on psychological well-being?
  • What is the correlation between psychological well-being and education outcomes, and how does the evolution of behavioral and psychological problems over time vary by family, school and community characteristics?
  • What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on the decision to stay in school or enter the workforce?
  • How do education outcomes, including specific
    cognitive skills, affect the labor force productivity of young adults?
  • What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on the labor productivity of young adults?

 

Primary theme: 
Grant Reference: 
RES-167-25-0250
ES/E014518/1
Project Status: 
Closed
Grant Category: 
Research Grant
Lead Organisation Department: 
Unlisted
Fund Start Date: 
May 1st, 2007
Fund End Date: 
December 31st, 2010
Fund Currency Code: 
GBP
Fund Value: 
255991
Human-capital-child-health-childhood-nutrition-vision-deficiency-educational-outcomes-labour-productivity-of-young-adults-school-to-work-transitions-Psycho-Social-Well-Being-longitudinal-studies
Data type: 
Country: 
ProvinceOrState: