2014年7月4日 星期五

Ant Tribe



文章1
The "ant tribe" refers to the army of under-employed or underpaid graduates unable to fulfil their ambitions

Dramatic expansion of university education should have provided new graduates with opportunities unheard of in their parents' generation.

Rising joblessness among new university graduates in China and India is creating an army of educated unemployed that some fear could destabilise these huge economies.

Both India and China have experienced a higher education revolution in the past decade, with the number of young people completing university degrees rising from a few hundred thousand a year to many millions.

Dramatic expansion of university education should have provided new graduates with opportunities unheard of in their parents' generation.

Instead, with an alarming rise in the number of unemployed and under-employed graduates, a large group of educated young people are becoming alienated, unable to become part of the growing middle class.

Those without degrees are more willing to take blue-collar jobs.

Because of its possible impact, the social and political implications of "idling" graduates are being studied by political scientists, economists and other social scientists.

China's education ministry has already indicated that it wants to turn 600 universities into polytechnics, providing more technical and employment-related courses, rather than academic and theoretical subjects.

文章2
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