Children's health

Scholarly Publications

Parental Childcare and Children's Educational Attainment: Evidence from China

December 2005

This paper examines the determinants of child educational attainment.

Mother's Education and Child Health: Is There a Nurturing Effect?

December 2006

In this paper, we examine the effect of maternal education on the health of young children by using a large sample of adopted children from China.

New Evidence on the Impact of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and its Implications for Rural Primary Healthcare: Multivariate Difference-in-difference Analysis

October 2010

Objectives: To determine whether China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS), which aims to provide health insurance to 800 million rural citizens and to correct distortions in rural...

News

The Re-emergence of Intestinal Worms: Investigation of Infection Status Among Children in Rural Southwest China

April 2011

As part of China’s public health efforts, the “baota lozenge” - a sugary anthelminthic commonly administered to schoolchildren - once valiantly fought to stop the rampant transmission of parasitic...

Stanford research on nutrition influences policy change in China

November 2011

Thanks in part to research done by FSI's Scott Rozelle, the Chinese government recently launched a plan to spend $22.5 billion during the next nine years on feeding rural schoolchildren more...

Stanford Scope Reports on REAP's Solutions to Childhood Anemia

June 2014

REAP's efforts on childhood anemia were featured in an article in Scope, an award-winning medical blog produced by writers at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Projects

Role of Subsidies in the Provision of Care

What does it take to boost uptake rates of vision care services? Does care need to be subsidized?
English

Impact of Wearing Glasses on Myopia Progression

When we ask local officials and educators about eyeglasses, many tell us that they believe wearing glasses actually causes myopia (nearsightedness) to progress faster. Is this true?
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What About Eye Exercises?

   A common misconception among parents, teachers, and school administrators is that eye exercises (yan bao jian cao) protect vision and slow the progression of myopia.
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Multimedia

Dreams to Fulfill

July 2014

Why does REAP focus on education? Behind the empiricism that characterizes REAP's work are hopes and dreams that deserve to be fulfilled.

Anemia: Rural China's Invisible Epidemic

July 2014

REAP is dedicated to understanding and addressing the problem of iron deficiency and anemia in rural China: its consequences for health and education, and practical solutions for families and schools. 

Nourishing the Future: Nutrition for China's Rural Babies

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the cognitive and motor development of 2,000 rural Chinese babies.

People

yianguo headshot Yian Guo Project Manager, REAP