The Price of Aspirations: Education Migrants’ Pursuit of Higher Education in Hubei Province, China

@article{Sier2020ThePO,
  title={The Price of Aspirations: Education Migrants’ Pursuit of Higher Education in Hubei Province, China},
  author={Willy Sier},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
  year={2020},
  volume={33},
  pages={16-34}
}
  • Willy Sier
  • Published 29 September 2020
  • Sociology
  • The European Journal of Development Research
This article offers an analysis of the educational aspirations of China’s education migrants. These rural youth, who enrol in Chinese universities in great numbers, are often the first in their families to pursue higher education. Thereby, education migrants play an important role in China’s rural–urban transition. Yet these youth continue to be confronted with rural–urban inequalities in Chinese society. This article draws on the framework proposed by Zipin et al. (Educ Philos Theory 47(3):227… 
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