CHILDHOOD POVERTY AND EARLY ADULTHOOD WELFARE OUTCOMES IN CHINA
This presentation will draw on a 15-year longitudinal study to discuss approaches to the study of childhood poverty in China. The presentation will discuss the nature of deprivations experienced by poor children and the short- and long-term implications of experiencing poverty in childhood.
Emily Hannum is professor of sociology and education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include education, global development, gender and ethnic stratification, poverty, and child welfare. She is a principal investigator on the Gansu Survey of Children and Families, a collaborative, longitudinal study of children in rural northwest China that seeks to illuminate sources of upward mobility among children living in some of China’s poorest communities. Recent papers include ‘Childhood inequality in China’ (with Natalie Young, forthcoming, China Quarterly) and ‘Chronic undernutrition, short-term hunger, and student functioning in rural northwest China’ (with Li-Chung Hu, 2017, International Journal of Educational Development).