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Kam Wing Chan Highlighted in Brookings Institute Piece

Posted: 2/9/2020 (CSDE in the News and CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Kam Wing Chan researches critical aspects of China’s urbanization, especially its impacts on an augmenting rural-urban divide. A recent Brookings Institute piece highlighted Chan and his research to connect China’s urbanization to the neglect of millions of rural children in China. The publication also discusses the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and how the assessment reaches only the wealthier, urbanized Chinese provinces. By featuring Chan’s journal article on China’s rural-urban “dual system,” the publication demonstrates how educational disparity is yet another consequence of rural-urban geographic divide in China.

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