Penn CSCC-NYU Shanghai CASER Workshop on Inequalities and Child Development

8:00am - 12:00pm | CSCC Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St, Room 418

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The Penn CSCC-NYU Shanghai CASER Workshop on Inequalities and Child Development will aim to share findings on various aspects of child development outcomes in Chinese societies and how they are shaped by policies, parents/parenting, families, community environments, and pre-primary, primary, and secondary educational institutions. The workshop is organized by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research at NYU Shanghai. The Penn-hosted sessions of the workshop—the sessions listed below—are open to the Penn community onsite. The full workshop program is available at CASER website.


8:10-8:20AM Welcome Remarks

Emily Hannum (University of Pennsylvania),

Xiaogang Wu (NYU Shanghai)

Session 1

8:20-8:40AM  Rongrong Xu, Peking University

Is There an Ever-Widening Gap in Early Child Development (ECD)? Assessing the Impact of Online Learning Activities on ECD during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Yunnan Province, China

8:40-9:00AM   Shuyang Dong, University of Hong Kong

The Double Burden of Malnutrition among Young Chinese Children: A Hierarchical Structure of Socioeconomic Inequality Indicators

9:00-9:20AM   Xuejiao Chen, National University of Singapore

How Income Shapes Early Childhood Development in China

9:20-9:50AM   Discussion

Discussants: Shuang Chen, London School of Economics; Jennifer Adams, Drexel University; Jere Behrman, University of Pennsylvania

9:50-10:00AM  Break

Session 2

10-10:20AM    Feibei Zheng, Nankai University

The Height Price of Unclean Energy on China’s Rural Children: Evidence from China Family Panel Studies 

10:20-10:40AM   Helen McCabe, Daemen University; Deborah Davis, Yale University

Disability in Early Childhood: Inequalities of Access to Early Education and Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China

10:40-11:00AM   Xiuqi Yang, University of Pennsylvania

Double Burden and Double Jeopardy in Early Childhood Growth Trajectories and Adolescent Cognitive Achievement

11:00-11:20AM   Scott Rozelle, Stanford University; Dorien Emmers, KU Leuven & Stanford University

Investing in Disadvantaged Children for Common Prosperity in China

11:20-11:50AM  Discussion

Discussants: Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, New York University; Natalie Young, University of Pennsylvania;  Fan Wang, University of Houston; Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania