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Author Chen, Lijun.

Title Child and Youth Well-Being in China
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (171 pages)
Series Routledge Research on Asian Development Ser
Routledge Research on Asian Development Ser
Contents <P>List of Tables</P><P>List of Figures</P><P>Acknowledgements</P><P>1. Introduction </P><P>2. The Institutional and Policy Context</P><P>3. Economic Well-being</P><P>4. Physical Well-being</P><P>5. Psychological and Social Well-being</P><P>6. Cognitive Development and Educational Attainments</P><P>7. Community and Family</P><P>8. Youth Values and Attitudes</P><P>9. Migration and Parental Absence for Left-Behind Children</P><P>10. Parental Absence and Child Development Outcomes</P><P>11. Conclusion</P><P>Bibliography</P>
Cover; Endorsement; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Significance of the study; Multiple contexts of child well-being; The China Family Panel Studies survey and data overview; Child living arrangements and parental absence; Notes; 2 The institutional and policy context; The hukou system and urban-rural divide; Urbanization, migration, and the rural family structure; Family planning policy and demographic transition; Education policy and child schooling; Health care system and reform
ConclusionNotes; 3 Economic well-being; Economic well-being and rural-urban disparities; Economic well-being of children in different living arrangements; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Physical well-being; Child health in rural and urban areas; Physical health of children in different living arrangements; Summary and discussion; Notes; 5 Psychological and social well-being; Rural-urban disparities in child psychological and social well-being; Gender differences in child psychological and social well-being; Psychological and social well-being for children in different living arrangements
Psychological well-being: sense of happinessCognitive development and educational attainment; Conclusion and summary; Note; 11 Conclusion; What have we found?; Why should we care?; What is being done?; Poverty Alleviation and Child Development; Pre-school, primary, and secondary education; Urbanization, hukou reform, and the welfare of children affected by migration; Implications for the future of child and youth well-being in China; Bibliography; Index
Summary And discussionNotes; 6 Cognitive development and educational attainments; Kindergarten and school enrollment and college aspirations; Class size in primary and middle schools; School satisfaction, study engagement, and performance; Vocabulary and math test scores; High school and post-secondary enrollment; Summary and conclusion; Notes; 7 Community and family; Community context; Neighborhood and relative relationships; Family structure; Observed home environment; Parental involvement in child's education; Positive parenting behavior; Attitudes on parental responsibility
And discussionNotes; 8 Youth values and attitudes; Deference to authority; Gender roles and patrilineality; Attitudes toward and perceptions of social inequality and mobility; Political satisfaction and dissatisfaction; Summary and conclusion; Note; 9 Migration and parental absence for left-behind children; Urbanization, exclusion, and migration patterns; Experiences of parental absence for left-behind children; Patterns of care-giving for children, especially left-behind children; Summary and conclusion; Note; 10 Parental absence and child development outcomes; Physical well-being
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Subject Child welfare.
Children -- Social conditions.
Maternal and infant welfare.
Quality of life.
Social indicators.
Child development.
Child welfare.
Children -- Social conditions.
Chinese families.
Cognitive Development.
Economic development.
Left-behind children.
Maternal and infant welfare.
Quality of life.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Children's Studies.
Social indicators.
Social policy.
Youth values.
Form Electronic book
Author Ren, Qiang.
Yang, Dali L.
Zhou, Di.
ISBN 036708614X