Equity Issues in the Process of Massification of Higher Education in China: A Perspective on Public Funding Per Student
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- education equity; higher education; massification; public funding per student
The massification of higher education in China has led to more students being given the opportunity to continue their development, but the equity issues involved have not been properly addressed. Rather than narrowing with its development, inter-provincial and inter-regional differences are becoming increasingly evident. This paper adopts a quantitative approach to analyse the differences between 31 provinces and cities and the eastern, western and southern regions of China over the decade 2011–2020, taking the perspective of equity in the education process and choosing the average public funding per student in higher education as an entry point to compare horizontally and vertically. It concludes that although financial support has increased with development and policy support over the decade, its correlation with the process of massification is not strong, suggesting that it is not yet fully prepared for the rapid expansion of higher education massification. Inter-provincial, inter-regional disparities are therefore still very evident, and improving equity in the education process also requires a focus on coordinated development across regions.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanhan Zhang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - Equity Issues in the Process of Massification of Higher Education in China: A Perspective on Public Funding Per Student BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 678 EP - 683 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_82 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_82 ID - Zhang2022 ER -