Research on Compulsory Education Financing in China

  • Yuhong Du
  • Zhijun Sun

Part of the New Frontiers of Educational Research book series (NFER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Yuhong Du, Zhijun Sun
    Pages 109-155
  3. Yuhong Du, Zhijun Sun
    Pages 185-232
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 233-234

About this book


This book covers research on the financing of compulsory education in rural China and provides a highly informative read for readers who are interested in the issue of financing compulsory education in poor areas. Basing on data collected from field studies in 12 counties in 4 provinces around China, this book presents the current status of a new mechanism launched by the Chinese government in 2005 order to ensure funding for compulsory education in the relatively poor rural areas. This mechanism is conceived as a milestone in Chinese compulsory education history, marking the establishment of a government sponsoring model for compulsory education in rural China. Through comparative study, the research finds that the new mechanism not only lightens peasant families’ economic burden for having their kids receiving compulsory education, but also breaks the bottleneck of restricting funding for rural compulsory education. The research then also identifies the difficulties and challenges for future improvement.


Compulsory education financial policy Compulsory education in China Education equity in China Education policy monitorying and evaluation Educational Finance Educational reform Financial mechanism for education Financial reform in China Rural compulsory education

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuhong Du
    • 1
  • Zhijun Sun
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Economics and Business AdministrationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47829-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47830-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3473
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-349X
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