In this video short, Scott Rozelle, SCCEI Co-Director sits down with Scott Kennedy, CSIS Trustee Chair in Chinese Business, to discuss Big Data China, a new project aimed at bridging the gap between cutting-edge academic research on China and the Washington policy community.
The Economist features Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's book "Invisible China" in this article highlight China's efforts to improve their human capital and face the invisible crisis no one knows about.
On the Sound of Economics Podcast Giuseppe Porcaro is joined by Alicia García-Herrero and Scott Rozelle to talk about the impact of industrialization and automation are having on rural and low-income workers in China.
The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these policies that they’re doing are addressing the real underlying issues.” Rozelle says they need to invest in rural education so that workers can move into higher-skill jobs.
Author Anne Stevenson-Yang exposes the unseen rural China and states that "the best corrective to misunderstandings about this “invisible China” is a book that came out in 2020 and remains the most important book on China in a decade: Invisible China, by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell."
"[Rozelle and Hell's] fresh book, Invisible China, focuses on an issue that has received little attention, China’s vast, isolated and long-neglected rural population. As the authors see it, the rural challenge has ‘remained invisible for too long, not only to the outside world but also to many Chinese’."
Xi Jinping himself has warned China’s wealth gap is not only economic but political and could threaten party’s legitimacy. Scott Rozelle is quoted sharing just how rare it is for someone in China to move from living in poverty in rural China to the ranks of the educated middle class. This article authored by Vincent Ni is also featured in Taipei Times.
In this article by the Wire Scott Rozelle, SCCEI Co-Director and development economist, talks about the middle income trap, educating China's children, and why we should all want China's economy to succeed.
"Other countries might be able to address their shrinking workforce by replacing quantity with quality. But according to Invisible China, a new book by Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell, the Chinese labour force has one of the lowest levels of education of any comparable country..."
Author Nathan Vanderklippe quotes Scott Rozelle and references his research about the need for improved parenting education in rural China to reduce the number of cognitively delayed babies across rural China.
This article features Scott Rozelle's research on China's demographics and labor force in China. Rozelle's work indicates that China has a lower quality work force "because China has failed to provide education for all youth through high school, particularly in rural areas."
SCCEI director Scott Rozelle's research on the disadvantages to the hukou education system in China is featured in this article published in "The Economist." Rozelle is quoted saying, “It is really, really clear that it is now much, much harder for a poor, rural kid to get into a good university.”.
The Economist Global Business Review listed the Invisible China as one of the five notable books in 2021. This list is made by the editors from the Economist for the World Reading Day (April 23, 2021) and is posted in Chinese.
Scott Rozelle joins ChinaTalk to discuss his recent book "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise", co-authored with Natalie Hell. The podcast discusses how China’s 900 million-strong low-income population will decide China’s future development path.