International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

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IJEME Vol.3, No.1, Jan. 2013

Learned to Use or Learned not to Use?- An Application of the Wiles Test on Graduates of China’s Newly-upgraded Universities

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Xiaowen Zhu,Zhiwen Zhu

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Human capital hypothesis;screening hypothesis;Wiles test;job match;newly-upgraded colleges


The human capital hypothesis and the screening hypothesis were commonly used to explain the positive effect of education level on individual incomes in the field of education economics. Using graduates of the newly-upgraded universities of China as the sample, this paper tested the two contending hypothesis. The results were in favor of the human capital hypothesis, which indicated higher education was rather a production means than merely a signal of productivity for graduates of these universities.

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Xiaowen Zhu,Zhiwen Zhu,"Learned to Use or Learned not to Use?- An Application of the Wiles Test on Graduates of China’s Newly-upgraded Universities", IJEME, vol.3, no.1, pp.1-6, 2013.


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