The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF)
The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) is a longitudinal, multi-level study of rural children's welfare outcomes, including education, health, and psycho-social development. Data have been collected in 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2009. The study focuses on the following issues:
- children's academic achievement, educational attitudes, behaviors, and experiences, psycho-social development, and physical health
- attitudes and practices of children, families, and teachers about parenting and schooling
- the mechanisms (home, community, school) linking poverty to children's welfare outcomes
- rural children's human capital acquisition and subsequent labor outcomes, including migration choices and experiences
The Gansu Survey of Children and Families is supported by the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council/Department for International Development (ESRC/DfID) Joint Scheme for Research on International Poverty Reduction.