The One Child Policy and Higher Education Opportunities for Girls in China: An Analysis Based on the Resource Dilution Model

By Jian Zhu.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Employing the resource dilution model especially an emphasis on parental economic resource, this paper explores the relationship between the One Child Policy and higher education opportunities for girls in China. Under the context of China’s rapid increase of tuition fees in higher education, slow growth of family income and parental strong commitment and generous spending on children’s higher education, this paper concludes that the One Child Policy has greatly improved the opportunities for girls (probably as well as boys) to receive a higher education. Finally, it also points out directions of further research of this paper.

Keywords: One Child Policy, Higher Education Opportunities, Girls, The Resource Dilution Model

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.117-132. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.330MB).

Jian Zhu

PhD Student, Department of Higher & Community Education, The Moray House School of Education, The Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

I am at the beginning of my second year PhD programme which focuses on employment expectations of female college seniors in China. My research interests encompass women issues in higher education, employment affairs of college students and comparative higher education.


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