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“China’s Invisible Crisis: How the Urban-Rural Human Capital Divide Threatens China’s Growth and Stability”

April 5, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Brown Bag Lecture

Featuring Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow; Co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Professor Rozelle’s research on agricultural policy as well as the economics of poverty and inequality focuses on rural education, health, and nutrition. Rozelle received the 2008 Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier of the PRC. In this talk, he will begin with a deep understanding of middle-income trap and human capital inequality confronted by today China and a genuine acknowledgment of continued promotion of education by the Chinese government. He then will reveal the poor rural education program embedded in the rural children’s absence of learning and poor early-stage cognitive development and offer practical yet low-cost solutions based on his team’s prolonged filed research outcomes.


School of Social Work, Room C06

No registration required.

For press inquiries, please contact Ariana King ak4364@columbia.edu


This event is co-sponsored by the China Center for Social Policy at Columbia University.


April 5, 2019
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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