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ERIC Number: EJ949870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
The Rate of Return to Educational Investment in China: A Comparative Commentary
Li, Fengliang; Zhao, Yandong; Morgan, W. John
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v5 n1-2 p45-52 2011
This article comments on several features of the rate of return (ROR) to educational investment in China: first, the ROR to educational investment has increased with the expansion of educational provision since the 1980s. Second, the greater the educational provision, the greater the ROR. Third, the ROR in urban areas is more than that in rural areas. Fourth, the ROR in the public sector is greater than that in the private sector. Meanwhile, from an international comparative perspective, it is commented that possible explanations of the above are a history of elite education and of a screening culture; the rapid transition from a planned economy to a market economy; and the segmentation of the labour market in China. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China