Educational Opportunity Growth and Inequality Between Urban and Rural Education

  • Chunling Li
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


The issue of educational inequality has always been at the core of social gradation research, as the distribution of educational opportunities among the population greatly impacts the course of social gradation and, at the same time, distribution is an important measure of social equity. In any society, the distribution of educational opportunities is not absolutely fair, with some groups of people enjoying more opportunities than others. Family background and other social factors, such as race, ethnicity, gender, and immigrant status may all impact an individual’s educational opportunities. Scholars seek to answer questions such as, will inequalities remain unchanged?

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© Social Sciences Academic Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunling Li
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  1. 1.Institute of sociologyChinese academy of social sciencesBeijingChina

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