关键词：高校扩招 高中入学决策 双差分
The Impacts of Expansion of Higher Education on High School Enrollment in Rural China
Abstract： Taking advantage of the micro level data from the Fifth Census in 2000 and the 1 percent Population Sampling Survey in 2005, this paper examines the impacts of expansion of higher education on the enrollment of high school in rural China by using the methodology of difference in difference. The empirical results indicate that the expansion of higher education did have positive influence on high school enrollment in rural China. However, there is heterogeneity in the impacts across different groups of people in terms of individual characteristics. Higher magnitude is found for male students from one child family with Han nationality and better education for parents. Therefore, more specifically targeting those regions and groups would improve the efficiency of education investment.
Keywords： expansion of higher education,high school enrollment,difference in difference
JEL Classification： I25, J24, J48