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The Big Payoff? Educational and Occupational Attainments of Ethnic Minorities in Beijing
European Journal of Development Research (2008)
  • Reza Hasmath, University of Cambridge
Abstract
Ethnic minority development in Beijing has been marred by deep-seated historical experiences of strained ethnic relations. In spite of this situation, this article demonstrates that ethnic minorities in the capital city have achieved greater educational attainments than the dominant, Han group. Yet, when it comes to their occupational outcomes in high-wage, education-intensive (HWEI) sectors, minorities seemingly pay an ‘ethnic penalty’. That is, the Han demographic are disproportionately represented in HWEI occupational sectors. Building upon previous evidence, this article discusses this discrepancy and offers suggestions for improvement. [Winner of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes’ Research Prize for Development Studies]
Keywords
  • Ethnic Minorities,
  • Education,
  • Employment,
  • China,
  • Beijing
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Hasmath, R. (2008) “The Big Payoff? Educational and Occupational Attainments of Ethnic Minorities in Beijing”, European Journal of Development Research 20(1): 104-116.