NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Quantity-Quality and the One Child Policy:The Only-Child Disadvantage in School Enrollment in Rural China

Nancy Qian

NBER Working Paper No. 14973
Issued in May 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Joshua Angrist, Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee, Gary Becker, Esther Duflo, Oded Galor, Andrew Foster, Ashley Lester, Mark Rosenzweig and David Weil for their many insights; and participants at the MIT development lunch, BREAD and the Econometrics Society for useful comments. I am incredibly grateful to the China Health and Nutritional Survey at the University of North Carolina and the National Bureau of Statistics of China for sharing their data with me. All mistakes are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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