Drawing from global insights and the education supply and demand theory, this book investigates migrant children’s education in China, as well as the educational financial policies, which serves as both a background and possible solutions.
From a comparative perspective, the education fiscal policies regarding issues with migrant/immigrant students and inequality in the United States and Europe were first examined, before comprehensive theoretical framework is constructed to evaluate the government and public schools’ input and migrant children’s educational demand in China. Their school choices, academic performances, educational choices and impact factors from the perspectives of class, gender, society and family are then discussed in depth. By tracing back to previous fiscal policies regarding migrant children in China and local policies in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the author further interrogates the existing challenges, possible strategies and solutions.
This book will appeal to scholars of education economics, education policy, educational equality and those who're generally interested in Chinese education and society.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Educational Choices in the Era of Mass Migration 2. The experience of education fiscal policies on children in foreign nations 3. Theory analysis of migrant children's educational choices 4. School choice: Migrant children’s school choices in cities 5. Academic performances: results of school choices and the basis for promotion choices 6. Promotion choices: household education decisions when migrant children promote to high schools 7. Challenges in the design and execution of the education fiscal policies for migrant children in China 8. Reform on migrant children’s education administration and fiscal policies: strategies and solutions
Hui Zhang is a researcher at China Academy of Financial Sciences and has a Doctor’s degree in Public Administration. Her main research directions are education finance and economy, science and technology finance, health finance, public budget management, urbanization and public finance, and public finance expenditure.