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ERIC Number: EJ1059372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Higher Education and Graduate Employment in China: Challenges for Sustainable Development
Chan, Wing Kit
Higher Education Policy, v28 n1 p35-53 Mar 2015
In the summer of 2013, the number of Chinese university graduates who did not know where to go after graduation reached an unprecedented 2 million. These graduates are not illegible to claim any benefits from social insurance schemes that based on formal employment. When away from home, neither do they have access to other supplementary benefits based on household registration status (hukou) financed and provided by the local governments of host cities. To address the issue of massive unemployment among graduates, the Chinese government has introduced a range of policy measures with an emphasis on "flexible employment," an umbrella for several types of atypical jobs, while leaving the basic structure of social protection intact. This study reviews the development of the Chinese graduate employment policy with emphasis on the changes in the forefront of massive unemployment among graduates. By evaluating the effectiveness of policy measures, this study argues for a thorough reform of the higher education system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China