In the past two decades, there has been a rapid expansion of higher education in mainland China and Taiwan. While in the 1990s this increase enhanced equity and equality in society, in recent years the growing number of graduates has led to fewer employment opportunities and a skills mismatch in the labour market.
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This article also published as "The massification of higher education: Chinese student experiences" on The Times Higher Education: Blog (June 13, 2016). Available at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/massification-higher-education-chinese-student-experiences
Mok, K. H. (2016). ‘Massifying’ higher education and intensifying social inequality in China. The Times Higher Education, (2260), 35.