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In China, Betting It All on a Child in College

China’s success in massively increasing college attendance has outpaced corresponding shifts in its job market, producing a growing “ant tribe” of un- or underemployed graduates. In the latest part of the New...

Chinese Graduates Say No Thanks to Factory Jobs

China now produces eight million new college graduates each year, four times as many as ten years ago. The job market, however, has not adjusted accordingly. While the graduate glut sharpens competition for white collar jobs...

China's Jobless College Graduates

China produces an enormous number of college graduates every year, and after graduation these young people are having a hard time finding their niche in the job market. Many of these under or unemployed recent graduates are...

Photos: The "Rat Tribe" of Beijing

In air raid shelters and tunnels below Beijing, migrant workers, young graduates, and other workers who can’t afford Beijing’s steep housing costs have fashioned homes for themselves in spaces rented out by...

China’s Army of Graduates Is Struggling

The New York Times reports on China’s so-called Ant Tribes, or recent graduates who are struggling to get by: Often the first from their families to finish even high school, ambitious graduates like Ms. Liu are part of an...

China’s High-Tech Underclass

A photo essay in Newsweek by Mark Leong looks at the growing numbers of young, urban, white collar workers in China’s IT industry: The number of college graduates in China is growing far faster than the number of...

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