Replication data for: Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China?
- He, Guojun
- Wang, Shaoda
AbstractThis 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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DOI: 10.1257/app.20160079 (Text)
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)
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