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Dilemmas concerning the employment of university graduates in China

Ren, Shuang, Zhu, Ying and Warner, Malcolm 2015, Dilemmas concerning the employment of university graduates in China, Studies in higher education, no. 42, 3, pp. 1-23, doi: 10.1080/03075079.2015.1059803.

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Title Dilemmas concerning the employment of university graduates in China
Author(s) Ren, ShuangORCID iD for Ren, Shuang orcid.org/0000-0002-8768-8447
Zhu, Ying
Warner, Malcolm
Journal name Studies in higher education
Issue number 42
Season 3
Start page 1
End page 23
Total pages 23
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0307-5079
1470-174X
Keyword(s) China
employability
employment
institutions
labor market
university graduates
‘within-subject’ design
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2015.1059803
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074797

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