Mothers' educational expectations and children's enrollment : evidence from rural China.


How much would mothers' educational expectations influence their children's actual school attainment in the rural setting of China? This study explores the impact of mothers' educational expectations on children’s schooling by focusing on the discrepancy in expectations between mothers and children. Going beyond existing literature, this study pays special attention to the directions of mother-child discrepancy.


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Mothers’ educational expectations and children’s enrollment : evidence from rural China.

Published 1 January 2011