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Education variables in non-education China surveys.

Selected questions about education in China in non-education related surveys

There are several sources that focus on education in China. The chart below reflects education-related questions from more general surveys.

  China Health & Nutrition Survey: Education Master File (1989-2011) China Housing Survey 1993 Chinese General Social Survey 2003 Delinquency in Wuchang, 1973-2000

4-County Study, 1990


Global Entrepre-neurship Monitor

State and Life Chances in Urban China, 1949-1994 World Values Survey**
Years of formal education x       x   x  
Highest level of education attained x x x   x x x 1995, 2001, 2007, 2012
Age education completed               all years
Currently in school x              
Location of school     x       x  
Living away from home x              
Child care-kindergarten x              
School attendance in last 10 years     x          
Payment for school     x          
Type of school attended (keypoint, private, ordinary)     x x        
Occupations of family and friends     x          
Major or specialization     x          
Working while in school     x          
Type of student       x        
Parents' expectations school expectations       x        
Educational level aspired to       x        
How will feel if have to dropout       x        
How get along with school mates       x        
How get along with teachers       x        
After school activities       x        
Punishments while in middle school       x        
Incidents in middle school       x        
Truancy       x        
Teacher disciplinary methods       x        
Educational level of parents     x x x   x  
Family help in studying       x        
Talk with parents about school       x        
Pre-primary teaching in family       x        
Gender priority in university education               1995, 2001, 2007, 2012

* China Health and Nutrition Survey dates: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011.

The CHNS Individual Education Master File contains information regarding education attained by survey individuals. As a longitudinal file, it contains multiple years of data for each individual.  An individual can have from 1 to 9 years of data as designated by the WAVE variable, which contains the survey years, 1989 to 2011.This file consolidates individual education data from 13 survey files.

**World Values Survey: Wave 1(1981-1984), Wave 2(1990-1994), Wave 3(1995-1998), Wave 4(1999-2004), Wave 5(2005-2009), Wave 6(2010-2014) and longitudinal data available. Each Wave includes education-related questions; use the WVS Online Data Analysis tool to explore. China was included in: 1990, 1995, 2001, 2007, and 2012.