Based on the data from the China Family Panel Survey, this study uses the logit model to estimate the household income effect on the chance of children's preschool attendance and their choice of preschools. The results showed that a 100% increase in household income per capital is associated with an increase of 2.6% in the probability of a child’s preschool attending. Following the classification of preschools with different characteristics, we found that household income has a large impact on children’s public preschool attending. The age of children, household registration status, and the family size show statistically significant effect on the preschool attendance and a significant difference exist between urban and rural areas on this issue. Compared with those living in urban areas, rural children are more significantly influenced by family income in respect of the preschool education chance.
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