Education level, outgoing condition of family members and family economic development in poverty-stricken rural area: based on the investigation in Yan Mountains-Taihang Mountains and Heilonggang Basin in Hebei Province
(2.Chow Enlai School of Government,Nankai University, Tianjin, China 300071)
【Abstract】 The problem of poverty, especially in rural China, has been the focus of attention of Chinese government and society. With the economic development and deepening urbanization, the educational level of people in poverty-stricken rural areas has increased greatly, and a large number of working age population have gone out as migrant workers and business people in order to get rid of poverty and realize individual development. This article conducted qualitative analysis and study on the family members’ education level and the effect of going out as migrant workers on family economic development by using the data of survey conducted in the two poverty-stricken and contiguous areas of Yan Mountains-Taihang Mountains and Heilonggang Basin in Hebei Province. Empirical research found that education level of family members has a significant influence on family economic conditions but the endogenous problems exist. Going out as migrant workers also has an important influence on family economic conditions, however, it is only a means to increase family income rather than the fundamental way to get rid of poverty and become better off.
【Keywords】 anti-poverty; education level; going out as migrant workers; family economy;
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