Health

Scholarly Publications

Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

Although eyeglasses have been considered a cost-effective way to combat myopia, the empirical evidence of its impacts on improving learning outcomes is inconsistent. This paper provides empirical...

Parenting Centers and Caregiver Mental Health: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Controlled Trial in China

This study conducts an exploratory analysis of the impacts of a center-based early childhood development intervention on the mental health of caregivers, using data from a cluster-randomized...

Postnatal Mental Health, Breastfeeding Beliefs, and Breastfeeding Practices in Rural China

Background: The importance of breastfeeding in low- and middle- income countries is well recognized, yet the importance of postnatal mental health on breastfeeding practices and...

News

EURiCS: The Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 Control Measures in Rural China

July 2021

Scott Rozelle discusses the impact of COVID-19 control measures on employment and education in rural China during a presentation given to the EURICS/IFRAE/Universite de Liege webinar series.

Foreign Policy: China Will Run Out of Growth if it Doesn't Fix its Rural Crisis

February 2021

Chorzempa & Huang write on China's rural human capital crisis stating that "no country with China's vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of...