Graduate Unemployment: Dilemmas and Challenges in China's Move to Mass Higher Education

@article{Bai2006GraduateUD,
  title={Graduate Unemployment: Dilemmas and Challenges in China's Move to Mass Higher Education},
  author={Limin Bai},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={185},
  pages={128 - 144}
}
  • L. Bai
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Education
  • The China Quarterly
China's recent upsurge in graduate unemployment has specific causes relating to economic development, education policy-making, and reforms in the economy as well as in higher education. With a focus on graduate unemployment, this study looks at the historical and socio-economic conditions for China's move to raise the level of participation in higher education, the rationale behind the 1999 decision to accelerate the pace of expansion in the tertiary education sector, and the impact of this… 
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