University Enrolment Expansion and Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from China
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Many countries around the world commit themselves to providing their citizens with equal access to educational opportunities and an even distribution of educational resources through different policies and measures. The policy initiated by China in the late 1990s to expand college and university enrolment was intended to enable more citizens to gain access to higher education opportunities. However, the rapid expansion of higher education has affected the incomes and job satisfaction of university/college graduates to different degrees. The government and higher education institutions should attend to the negative impact of the massification policy.
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