Urban Migrant Children Family Education Investment Decision after Junior High School and Its Financial Implications in China
Migrant children have objective needs for high levels of education in the cities they migrate to . This study used Mlogit model to deal with random sampling data from the dimensions of family， children and school. The result shows that migrant children live in the city， compared with those live in the suburbs or rural areas could get more education resources. Migrant children study at public schools were more likely to choose to study in Beijing after junior high school， compared with the other two types of schools. The higher the tuition and service fees， the more likely the parents to choose to let their children go to work after junior high school. Unlike previous research conclusions ， this study also found that parents were more inclined to let the boys go to work after junior high school， which indicates that in urban areas migrant boys face higher education opportunity cost than migrant girls. This study puts forward that it is urgent to establish an education transferring payment system at higher government levels which links school registration with per student educational funding distribution so as to alleviate the unbalancing of educational resources.
|關鍵詞||流动儿童、初中后、家庭教育投资、人力资本投资、异地中考、migrant children、after junior high school、family education investment、human resources investment、senior high school entrance examination in local working places|