Education and Career Mobility Under China’s Market Economy

A Pre- and Post-Reform Comparative Analysis
Part of the Spotlight on China book series (SPOT)


In this chapter, we examine two related issues. First, to what extent has the pattern of educational attainment changed from the pre-reform to post-reform periods? Second, has education played an increasing role on work careers during the reform periods? To seek an empirical answer to these questions, we analyse a recent largescale household survey in which relevant information was collected.


Educational Inequality High Education Policy Reform Period Career Mobility Hukou Status 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Institute for Empirical Social Science ResearchXi’an Jiaotong UniversityP. R. China
  2. 2.Department of Sociology, Institute for Empirical Social Science ResearchXi’an Jiaotong UniversityP. R. China
  3. 3.Institute for Empirical Social Science Research, Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityP. R. China
  4. 4.Department of SociologyUniversity of MinnesotaUSA

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