Scholarly Publications

Exploring Teacher Job Satisfaction in Rural China: Prevalence and Correlates

Extant research continues to establish the importance of teacher job satisfaction to student performance, yet teacher job satisfaction remains under-investigated in rural China. In this paper, we...

Off the COVID-19 Epicentre: The Impact of Quarantine Controls on Employment, Education and Health in China's Rural Communitites

This study documents the COVID-19 disease-control measures enacted in rural China and examines the economic and social impacts of these measures. We conducted two rounds of surveys with 726...

The Impact of Nonboarding on the Development of Disadvantaged Boarding Students in Western Rural China

Rural China has seen an increase in its migrant workers returning home. As a result, many of these workers’ children, who had previously boarded at school, needed to return home as well. While the...

Other Publications

Tracking China's Economic Path

Stanford scholars are setting and expanding research agendas to analyze China’s economic development and its impact on the world. The newly launched Stanford Center on China’s Economy and...


New Books Network Podcast: "Invisible China" with Author Scott Rozelle and Host Peter Lorentzen

March 2022

Scott Rozelle joins Peter Lorentzen on this podcast episode discussing Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's new book, Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise.

China's Human Capital Problem: How are Industrialization and Automation Affecting Chinese Workers?

February 2022

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...

Old Events

China Chats with Stanford Faculty - "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise"

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise" Friday, March 12, 2021 5 PM - 6 PM PDT Saturday, March 13, 2021 9 AM - 10 AM Beijing   As the...


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