Principal Investigator: Emily Carroll Hannum. Lead Organisation: University of Pennsylvania
Co-investigators: Demin Sun; Albert Park; Pengfei Ge; Xuehui An; Jennifer H Adams; Jiayi Wang; Paul Glewwe
The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) is a longitudinal study of poverty, education, health, and economic mobility among children and youth in rural northwest China. The initial wave of the study (GSCF-1) interviewed 2000 children at ages 9 to 12 in the year 2000. A second wave of interviews (GSCF-2) was completed in 2004, and a third wave (GSCF-3) is planned for 2008, when many of the original children are expected to be in the work force and out of their home villages.
Project researchers will address the following questions:
- What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on subsequent education?
- What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on psychological well-being?
- What is the correlation between psychological well-being and education outcomes, and how does the evolution of behavioral and psychological problems over time vary by family, school and community characteristics?
- What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on the decision to stay in school or enter the workforce?
- How do education outcomes, including specific
cognitive skills, affect the labor force productivity of young adults?
- What are the impacts of childhood nutrition and health on the labor productivity of young adults?