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

  title={Graduate Unemployment: Dilemmas and Challenges in China's Move to Mass Higher Education},
  author={Limin Bai},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  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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For a discussion of China ’ s educational reform in the 1990 s , see Limin Bai , “ The metamorphosis of China ’ s higher education in the 1990 s , ” in Keith Sullivan
  • Figures and information are from Surveys of the Educational Reform and Development in China
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