Choices and Constraints: Gender Differences in the Employment Expectations of Final Year Undergraduates in a University in C by Jian ZhuChoices and Constraints: Gender Differences in the Employment Expectations of Final Year Undergraduates in a University in C by Jian Zhu

Choices and Constraints: Gender Differences in the Employment Expectations of Final Year…

byJian Zhu

Paperback | January 29, 2014

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This book seeks to investigate gender differences in final year undergraduates’ employment expectations of their starting jobs, including salary, occupational and working region expectations, and to identify factors that have contributed to gender differences in these expectations. It employs an on-site self-completion questionnaire survey and a follow-up semi-structured interview carried out in a university in Central China. The study adopts the conceptual perspective of ‘choice and constraint’, which means that male and female final year undergraduates are able to make their own choices towards employment expectations; however, their choices of employment expectations are limited by a number of constraints. Empirical studies find that there are gender differences in employment expectations. This study further reveals the influence of gendered economic roles, experienced or perceived sex discrimination in China’s graduate labour market job preferences and parents’ expectations on those gender differences in employment expectations.
Jian Zhu is a lecturer in the K. P. Tin Institute of Educational Science, Zhejiang Normal University, China. He earned his PhD in Education from the Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh, UK in 2011. Dr Zhu has published over twenty journal articles and international conference papers in the field of gender issue...
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Title:Choices and Constraints: Gender Differences in the Employment Expectations of Final Year…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:January 29, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034308647

ISBN - 13:9783034308649

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Contents: Background of the Study – Review of the Relevant Literature and Theories – Research Design and Methodology – Gender Differences in Final Year Undergraduates’ Salary Expectations – Gender Differences in Final Year Undergraduates’ Occupational Expectations – Gender Differences in Final Year Undergraduates’ Working Region Expectations – Discussion and Conclusion.