This research studies the transition experiences of university graduates in China, as they move from the university to the world of work. In the thesis I record the ambitions and dreams of young graduates about their future and I examine their struggles and dilemmas in their transition from university to work. I investigate social factors such as class background, the Chinese household registration (hukou) system, gender, network connections (guanxi) and government policies that affect graduates' transition experiences. My research shows that although higher education does produce social mobility, it also reproduces systematic inequalities.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|