Search results for author:"Chengfang Liu"
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Does taking one step back get you two steps forward? Grade retention and school performance in poor areas in rural China
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 30, No. 6 pp. 544–559
Despite the rise in grade retention in poor areas in rural China recently, little work has been done to understand the impact of grade retention on the educational performance of students in these areas in rural China. This paper seeks to redress...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 30, No. 6 pp. 570–585
We examine the impact of primary school mergers on academic performance of students using a dataset that we collected using a survey designed specifically to examine changes in the academic performance of students before and after their schools were ...
Fang Lai; Chengfang Liu; Renfu Luo; Linxiu Zhang; Xiaochen Ma; Yujie Bai; Brian Sharbono; Scott Rozelle
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 37, No. 1 (July 2014) pp. 68–77
This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in China and explores determinants of their performance. The paper compares academic performance, student backgrounds and measures of school quality between private schools attended...
Early commitment on financial aid and college decision making of poor students: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural China
Chengfang Liu; Linxiu Zhang; Renfu Luo; Xiaobing Wang; Scott Rozelle; Brian Sharbono; Jennifer Adams; Yaojiang Shi; Ai Yue; Hongbin Li; Thomas Glauben
Economics of Education Review Vol. 30, No. 4 (August 2011) pp. 627–640
Many educational systems have struggled with the question about how best to give out financial aid. In particular, if students do not know the amount of financial aid that they can receive before they make a decision about where to go to college and ...