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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061407.

Children’s Education under the Influence of Neoliberalism


Yinan Zhang

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Yinan Zhang

Department of Sociology, University of York, UK


Sociological studies on the West societies have explored the impact of neoliberalism on motherhood and child-rearing. In recent years, sociologists have started to pay attention to whether neoliberal ideology has influenced China and whether neoliberalism even exists in China. But there are still blanks about whether neoliberalism has had an impact on motherhood in China's socioeconomic and cultural context, especially lack of study about the empirical research on neoliberalism and motherhood in China’s social and cultural context. This paper discusses the role and practice of mothers in children’s education in China under the influence of neoliberalism.


Neoliberalism, Children’s Education, Motherhood

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Yinan Zhang. Children’s Education under the Influence of Neoliberalism. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 14: 35-41. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061407.


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