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ERIC Number: EJ1144816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
The Incidence and Influencing Factors of College Student Term-Time Working in China
Guo, Fei
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v19 n2 p140-165 Spr 2017
As the labor market pressure for college graduates keeps rising in the past decade, working while attending college becomes increasingly popular among undergraduate students in China. With a nationally representative dataset of 6,977 students from 49 institutions, this study examines the incidence and influencing factors on undergraduate student term-time working in four-year universities and colleges in China. Overall, the paper finds that: 1) 63% of undergraduate students work for about 23 hours per week in academic semesters for an average of 5.7 months in college; 2) student term-time working pattern (i.e. participation, length, and intensity) differs across forms of work, and varies by types of institution; 3) students' non-academic ability, financial constraint, and institutional environment jointly influence the participation and intensity of term-time working. The findings provide implications to policies regarding financial and developmental support to undergraduate students.
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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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