Youth employment and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in China

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Author: Tang, Ni; Shi, Weiping


China has been recognised as 'world plant' for many years; the energy-intensive, pollution-intensive, and low value-added industries have created many jobs in China and effectively solved the problem of unemployment. However, with the demographic dividend disappearing and labour costs increasing, private enterprises are being plagued by the shortages of skilled workers and meanwhile, millions of college graduates are unable to find employment. Chinese youth are suffering from the employment crisis. They are experiencing higher unemployment rate than adults, despite obtaining higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Youth; Migration; Labour market; Policy; Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Governance

Keywords: Unemployment; Migrants; Employability; Promotion of employment; Skill development; Skill upgrading; Government role

Geographic subjects: China; Asia

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 2017

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Pages: pp. 269-283

Related items: TD/TNC 127.632

ISBN: 9783319478548 (print); 9783319478562 (ebook)

ISSN: 1871-3041

The monograph from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.632.

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 127.646

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