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Replication data for: Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China?

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • He, Guojun
  • Wang, Shaoda
Publication Date
2017-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This study estimates the effect of improved bureaucrat quality on poverty alleviation by exploring a unique human capital reallocation policy in China—the College Graduate Village Officials (CGVOs) program. We find that introducing CGVOs into the village governance system improves the targeting and implementation of the central government's social assistance programs. CGVOs help eligible poor households understand and apply for relevant subsidies, thus increasing the number of pro-poor program beneficiaries. Further analysis suggests that CGVOs change bureaucrat quality, rather than quantity, of village governance, and their presence reduces elite capture of pro-poor programs.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20160079 (Text)
Publications
  • He, Guojun, and Shaoda Wang. “Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China?” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 9, no. 4 (October 2017): 186–215. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160079.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20160079 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

He, Guojun; Wang, Shaoda (2017): Replication data for: Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China?. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113682V1