Life Chances and Birth Registration: A Study from Rural China
AUTHOR : Berenice Nyland,Yang Gao,Zeng Xioadong,Josephine Ng
INFORMATION : page. 71~96 / 2016 Vol.10 No.3
In recent years early childhood education has become a focus for ambitious reforms in China. The
emphasis on early experiences in this study was designed to address issues of unequal life chances,
that is, the opportunities that individuals have to improve their lives across the life span. Children in
rural China are more likely to be educationally disadvantaged and lack of birth registration
compounds this problem. This paper examines data from rural China that was designed to collect
household information including details of birth registration. The survey data indicated that a
significant number of children in the study had no birth registration. Here we contrast the families
with a registered child and the families with an unregistered child in relation to their knowledge of
childrearing and how their knowledge and beliefs were put into practice. Findings indicate that there
were identifiable differences in the two groups and these may be significant for policy makers and
local governments when designing interventions to assist in alleviating poverty.
early childhood,rural China,birth registration,family characteristics
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Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
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