Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2020, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (4): 1-17.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2020.04.001

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An Empirical Study on Graduates’ Employment: Based on 2019 National Survey

Yue Changjun, Xia Jie, Qiu Wenqi   

  1. Graduate School of Education/Institute of Economics of Education, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Published:2020-04-13

Abstract: Based on the sample data from 2019 National Survey of 32 universities in 17 provinces and cities, this paper conducts an empirical analysis on the employment of college graduates. It is found that: (1) The overall placement rate of college graduates in 2019 is 80.1%. Compared with 2017, the proportion of graduates in employment declines, while proportions of waiting for employment and going to college increase, making employment more difficult. (2) From the perspective of employment distribution, graduates still prefer to work in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities in eastern China. The proportion working in large and medium-sized cities exceeds 80%. Education and private enterprises absorb the most graduates. (3) Human capital is still an important factor affecting college graduates' job-hunting outcomes and starting salary. Meanwhile, family background, school background and labor market differences between regions and industries also have a significant impact on graduates' job hunting, starting salary and job satisfaction.

Key words: college graduates, employment situation, job-hunting outcomes, starting salary, job satisfaction