International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment: Chinese accounting graduates' experiences of the Australian labour market

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Author: Blackmore, Jill; Gribble, Cate; Rahimi, Mark


Since the late 1970s, international education has steadily gained in popularity in China. An emerging middle class seeks to strengthen its position in China's rapidly stratifying society under its socialist market economy with the shift from wealth creation for all to wealth concentration for a few. Previously, a foreign qualification was considered a passport to success in either the host or home country's labour market. But the growing popularity of overseas study, coupled with the massification of the Chinese higher education, means Chinese international students are seeking to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; International education; Students; Employment; Culture and society; Research

Keywords: Skilled migration; International students; Employability; Transition from education and training to employment; Employers; Perception; Aspirations; Social capital; Cultural aspects; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: China; Asia; Australia; Oceania

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 58

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 69-88

ISSN: 1750-8487 (print), 1750-8495 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.216

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