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ERIC Number: EJ1128853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Dilemmas Concerning the Employment of University Graduates in China
Ren, Shuang; Zhu, Ying; Warner, Malcolm
Studies in Higher Education, v42 n3 p551-571 2017
This article draws on a "within-subject" design of employment of university graduates in China over two different periods, namely 2008 and 2014. This research was conducted based on semi-structured interviews and secondary data analysis with four groups of key stakeholders including universities, government agencies, labor-market intermediaries and university graduates. The "within-subject" design enabled an in-depth exploration of how changes at formal and informal institutions affect the employment of university graduates in a fast-changing labor market. The results show that lack of institutional interactions, socially constructed norms that influence graduates' perceptions and ambiguous directions of educational policies significantly affect university graduates' employment.
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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
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