Socio-Political Changes and Inequality of Educational Opportunity
During the past 60 years, there were two different trends in the effects of education on inequality in China. In the period before 1978, education played an increasingly important role in the formation of an egalitarian society. After 1978, however, this trend has been altered markedly. The effects of social origins and institutional factors on educational attainment have been increasingly obvious, and the inequality of educational opportunity has been rising. Based on data from a national survey, we investigate and compare the two trends of educational inequality in different periods. The author suggests that changes in government policy and ideology led to a transition in educational attainment patterns.
【CateGory Index】： G40