Finding Data: Data on Education - China
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- Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset
Provides educational attainment data for 146 countries in 5-year intervals from 1950-2010. Also provides information about the distribution of educational attainment of the adult population over age 15 and over age 25 by sex at 7 levels of schooling: no formal education, incomplete primary, complete primary, lower secondary, upper secondary, incomplete tertiary, and complete tertiary. Average years of schooling at all levels are also measured for each country and for regions in the world.
- China - Education Variables
Guide to finding selected questions about education in China in non-education related surveys.
- China Data Online
Offers comprehensive statistical and economic information of China in English. Note: If you do not see "Welcome: Princeton University" on the top banner, click on "Direct Access to Institutional Users". Set the encoding of your browser to Simplified Chinese (GB): this will display bullets and other symbols better. Text is always English. Includes summary data from the Industrial Census (1995), Economic Census (2004), and the population censuses of 1982, 1990, 1995, and 2005 as well as the provincial and county censuses of 2000.
- Education Statistics (World Bank)
Worldwide data on education from national statistical reports, statistical annexes of new publications, and other data sources. Includes public expenditure data.
- Gansu Poverty and Education Project, Wave 1, 2000
Focused on the influence of poverty on the schooling of 11 to 14 year-old children in rural Gansu, an interior province in Northwest China characterized by high rates of rural poverty and a substantial dropout problem. Combined information on children's academic performance and school characteristics, with a household-based sample that allowed examination of the academic experiences of children who have left the education system as well as those who have persisted in it. Finally, the project was the baseline wave for the 1st large-scale, longitudinal study devoted to education and social inequality conducted in rural China. Results of this study contribute to an understanding of basic social stratification processes and provide insights for developing intervention strategies to improve educational access and effectiveness in rural China. Additional information as well as the 2nd wave (need to request) can be found on the Gansu Survey of Children and Families Web site.
- School-to-work transition survey (SWTS) micro data files
Between 2004 and 2006, the ILO partnered with 8 countries (Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Iran, Kosovo, Mongolia, Nepal, Syria) to pilot its SWTS.
- Third International Mathematics and Science Study: International Curriculum Analysis, 1992-1995 (TIMSS)
Provided curricular and textbook information from each country participating. Comparative study of education in mathematics and the sciences conducted in over 40 countries on 5 continents. The goal was to measure student achievement in mathematics and science in participating countries and to assess some of the curricular and classroom factors that are related to student learning in these subjects.
- UNICEF: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
Contains the full range of statistical information made available by UNICEF. Includes the official global statistical databases published in The State of the World's Children. Indicators on child survival and health, child nutrition, maternal health, water and sanitation, education, child protection, HIV/AIDS, immunization, and Millennium Development Goals.
This page last updated: October 21, 2009