Handbook of Education in China
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Handbook of Education in China

Edited by W. J. Morgan, Qing Gu and Fengliang Li

The Handbook of Education in China provides both a comprehensive overview and an original interpretation of key aspects of education in the People’s Republic of China. It has four parts: The Historical Background; The Contemporary Chinese System; Problems and Policies; The Special Administrative Regions: Macau and Hong Kong. The Handbook is an essential reference for those interested in Chinese education; as well as a comprehensive textbook that provides valuable supplementary material for those studying Chinese politics, economy, culture and society more generally.
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Chapter 16: Education and the labour market

Yongpo Tian and Wenwen Ji

Abstract

The chapter considers the relationship between education and the labour market. It provides as an example, the so-called ‘massification’ of higher education that has raised questions concerning its effects on graduates’ employability, income distribution and labour mobility, the provision of vocational education, and tensions between labour supply and demand.

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