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ERIC Number: EJ1131731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Impact of Social Capital on the Employment of College Graduates
Fengqiao, Yan; Dan, Mao
Chinese Education & Society, v48 n1 p59-75 2015
This article addresses the impact of social capital on college graduate employment. After reviewing the literature, the authors analyze data collected by Peking University from 34 universities in 2005 and use statistical analysis to clarify the impact of social capital on students' choice of employment or further study, job placement rate, starting salary and job satisfaction. The study concludes that social capital differs for students from different social backgrounds; personal social capital affects students' choice to seek employment, but family social capital impacts their choice of further study; both family and personal social capital have a significant positive impact on graduates' placement rate, starting salary, and job satisfaction; and social capital has a more significant and positive impact on job placement rates for graduates at the associate's and undergraduate degree levels than for those at the master's level and above. [This article was translated by Michelle LeSourd.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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