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Vol. 21, 20 November 2023

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Research on the Results of Chinese Women’s Overseas Higher Education from the Perspective of Educational Equity: An Analysis of Employment Status among Returnees

Yuxuan Xiong * 1
1 University of Manchester

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Advances in Humanities Research, Vol. 21, 101-108
Published 20 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yuxuan Xiong. Research on the Results of Chinese Women’s Overseas Higher Education from the Perspective of Educational Equity: An Analysis of Employment Status among Returnees. LNEP (2023) Vol. 21: 101-108. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/21/20230082.


Currently, Chinese women returnees receive preferential treatment in the job market due to their overseas educational background, but they also face inequalities. While there is considerable research on equity of higher education opportunities and processes, there is a lack of studies analyzing the equity of higher education results, specifically the employment situation of Chinese women returnees, from a gender perspective. This paper reveals the existing inequalities in the employment of women returnees in China, including disadvantages in domestic job hunting, inadequate utilization of professional skills in the workplace, and low level of career self-fulfillment. These issues are primarily associated with traditional gender role perceptions in China, the symbolical capital molded by enterprises, and gender stereotypes in the workplace. The paper suggests that addressing the employment issues of women returnees requires the establishment of a subsidy system by the government for employing organizations and increased regulatory efforts. Furthermore, employing organizations should objectively evaluate the overseas educational background of women returnees. Lastly, the government and enterprises can change stereotypes through correct public opinion and appropriate management. This study takes a gender perspective and focuses on women returnees as the research subjects, making positive explorations towards achieving equity in the results of higher education for women returnees and promoting their fair development in the job market.


educational equity, women returnees, results of higher education, employment


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