Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)

Educational Inputs and Intra-county Education Inequality in a Western Province of China

Authors
Yi Long, Yumei Zhou
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Yi Long
Available Online 16 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.012How to use a DOI?
Keywords
compulsory education, educational inputs, intra-county education inequality, China
Abstract
China has determined to narrow intra-county education gap and held county level governments accountable for achieving this goal through state evaluation. This study examines the relationship between intra-county education inequality and county level educational inputs. Based on statistical analysis of county level data in a western province, firstly, it finds for counties unqualified in the evaluation, there are less educational inputs compared with counties qualified, and then, inputs are negatively correlated with intra-county education inequality, indicating resource insufficiency may impede closing education gap. It also discovers for counties qualified in the evaluation, educational inputs are positively correlated with intra-county education inequality, implying possible distortion in resource allocation and ineffectiveness of the extant evaluation system. The results suggest increasing resources may be essential for counties unqualified to further narrow intra-county education gap, while redistributing resources and new institutions may be warranted for counties qualified to continuously advance this undertaking.
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AU  - Yi Long
AU  - Yumei Zhou
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12/16
TI  - Educational Inputs and Intra-county Education Inequality in a Western Province of China
BT  - Proceedings of the 2020 6th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 73
EP  - 77
SN  - 2352-5398
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.012
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