An Application of the Wiles Test in the Formulation of Education Strategy for the NewlyUpgraded Colleges of China

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Xiaowen Zhu 1,* Zhiwen Zhu 2

1. Department of Enrollment & Employment, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, 223003, China

2. School of Economics & Management, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, 223003, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Nov. 2010 / Revised: 23 Dec. 2010 / Accepted: 25 Feb. 2011 / Published: 8 Apr. 2011

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Human Capital Hypothesis, Screening Hypothesis, Wiles test, job match, newly-upgraded colleges


Using graduates from the newly-upgraded colleges as a sample, we used the Wiles test on the Human Capital Hypothesis vs. the Screening Hypothesis of education economics. The results were in favor of the former, i.e., higher education was more likely a production means than just a signal in the job market. Thus the newly-upgraded colleges should adjust their curriculum and faculty structure to accommodate the skill demands in job markets.

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Xiaowen Zhu, Zhiwen Zhu, "An Application of the Wiles Test in the Formulation of Education Strategy for the Newly-Upgraded Colleges of China", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.3, no.2, pp.15-21, 2011. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2011.02.03


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