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Kam Wing Chan Featured in Discussion of Beijing’s Barriers to Migrant Schooling

Posted: 5/16/2017 (CSDE in the News)

Kam Wing Chan, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of Geography, spoke with Toronto Star about how China’s population problems are affecting the availability of education. China’s hukou, an internal passport system based on heredity, is geared toward population control. Children of migrant parents, however, exist outside that system—as a result, they face near-insurmountable barriers to a Beijing education and are often forced away from the city. You can read the full article below.

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