The Gansu Survey of Children and Families, Wave 3

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University of Pennsylvania

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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?

 

University of Pennsylvania
Emily Carroll Hannum
Demin Sun
Albert Park
Xuehui An
Paul Glewwe
Pengfei Ge
Jiayi Wang
Jennifer H Adams
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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
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