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Article: Picking Up the Losses: The Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Human Capital Reinvestment in Urban China

TitlePicking Up the Losses: The Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Human Capital Reinvestment in Urban China
Authors
KeywordsEducation
Returns to education
Educational attainment
Issue Date2019
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jhc/current
Citation
Journal of Human Capital, 2019, v. 13 n. 1, p. 56-94 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper uses the Cultural Revolution in China as a quasi-experiment to analyze the long-term impact of interrupted education during an economic transition with many opportunities that reward educational qualifications. We focus on the remedial human capital investment decisions taken by individuals whose education was interrupted by the Cultural Revolution. We find substantial increases in schooling levels among the adult cohorts as they invest in continuous education to compensate for their interrupted schooling and to take advantage of new opportunities afforded by the economic transition. The initial lower level of education caused by the institutional shock can be largely remedied.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279007
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2019 Impact Factor: 0.944
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.446

 

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dc.contributor.authorHan, J-
dc.contributor.authorSuen, W-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, J-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-21T02:17:55Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-21T02:17:55Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Human Capital, 2019, v. 13 n. 1, p. 56-94-
dc.identifier.issn1932-8575-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/279007-
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses the Cultural Revolution in China as a quasi-experiment to analyze the long-term impact of interrupted education during an economic transition with many opportunities that reward educational qualifications. We focus on the remedial human capital investment decisions taken by individuals whose education was interrupted by the Cultural Revolution. We find substantial increases in schooling levels among the adult cohorts as they invest in continuous education to compensate for their interrupted schooling and to take advantage of new opportunities afforded by the economic transition. The initial lower level of education caused by the institutional shock can be largely remedied.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jhc/current-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Human Capital-
dc.rightsJournal of Human Capital. Copyright © University of Chicago Press.-
dc.subjectEducation-
dc.subjectReturns to education-
dc.subjectEducational attainment-
dc.titlePicking Up the Losses: The Impact of the Cultural Revolution on Human Capital Reinvestment in Urban China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSuen, W: hrneswc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySuen, W=rp00066-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/701773-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85062238476-
dc.identifier.hkuros308069-
dc.identifier.volume13-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage56-
dc.identifier.epage94-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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