University Enrolment Expansion and Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from China

  • Lin Ye
  • Alfred M. WuEmail author
  • Xinhui Yang
Part of the Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance book series (HEAQEG)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Chinese Public Administration Research, School of GovernmentSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of GovernmentSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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