Enhancing Regional Interconnections to Motivate Youths to Pursue Tertiary Education and Achieve Social Mobility: Evidence from the Greater Bay Area

Ao LIANG, Jie QIE

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Abstract

Pursuing education to attain social mobility has been a long history in China. However, the massification of tertiary education in China has displayed various detrimental effects gradually since 1999, particularly in the social mobility. In the present, a large number of higher education graduates surge into the labor market, which has caused various precarious phenomena, such as mismatch of positional qualifications, fierce positional competitions, and so on. The massification of tertiary education has increased upward social mobility possibilities, yet also caused fierce competitions in the labor market. Much more people have suspected the possibilities of upward social mobility by pursuing higher education. The central government of China has introduced the Greater Bay Area policy in 2017, which aims to enhance the connections of Hong Kong, Macao and Guangdong Province to pursue more development possibilities. The authors focus on enhancing connections of different economic and political bodies to investigate whether this policy can enhance the motivations of youths to pursue higher education for social mobility. This study focuses on investigating the higher education of Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Macao and Hong Kong to analyze if enhancing regional interconnection can change youths’ motivations for higher education. The results from the multiple linear regression prove the interconnected regions can benefit youths and enhance their motivations of pursuing tertiary education and achieving social mobility.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
EventThe IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts: Uncertain Futures - Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Nov 201910 Nov 2019
https://acla.iafor.org/acla2019/#programme

Conference

ConferenceThe IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts
Abbreviated titleCHER/ACLA 2019
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period8/11/1910/11/19
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    LIANG, A., & QIE, J. (2019). Enhancing Regional Interconnections to Motivate Youths to Pursue Tertiary Education and Achieve Social Mobility: Evidence from the Greater Bay Area. The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research / The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.