China's current economic difficulties in interpretation of employment of university students _11096

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China's current economic difficulties in interpretation of employment of university students _11096

    China's current economic difficulties in interpretation of employment of university students

     Abstract The current U.S. subprime mortgage crisis on China's economy has brought a greater negative impact, in particular, led to the domestic

    export-oriented businesses close down a large number of layoffs or a large number of. Employment of university students has been considerable difficulties, it is with the current economic development, industrial structure, labor supply and demand market, the international short-term

    capital flows, economic cycle progression, the international balance of payments, exchange rates, labor force quality, and cost factors of production substitution effect, voluntary unemployment , frictional unemployment, the employing units employing the concept, and so closely related.

     Keywords: employment; students; the labor market; the financial crisis

     1, economic development and industrial structure

     In general, the rapid economic development will lead to employment

    growth, can be said that sustained economic development is the fundamental guarantee of employment. Because economic development in order to create jobs. If there is no health of the economy growing steadily, it is difficult to protect the employment growth. But economic growth and

    employment growth are not synchronized, which will appear employment gap. In China in recent years employment growth in the proportion of university students as an example (Figure 1), 2001-2007 economic growth rate

    increased steadily, while employment growth rate of university students are ups and downs, and even very low. Such as the employment growth rate in 2006 lower than in 2005 only 5.3%. Since 2000, China's GDP average annual growth rate of 9%, but economic growth, employment absorption

    capacities have not increased at the same rate, indicating the economic growth to improve employment growth is only relative and not absolute. Also used in economics to reflect the employment elasticity of economic growth on employment growth contribution. Employment elasticity

    coefficient is the number of practitioners of the ratio of growth rate and GDP growth, ie GDP growth of 1 percentage point led employment growth,

employment elasticity coefficient greater the greater ability to absorb

    the labor force, and vice versa, the weaker [1]. Figure 1 can be seen in employment elasticity curve simultaneously with the employment growth rate curve.

     If you do not solve the employment problem, which in turn would affect economic development and social stability. Rising unemployment and reduced income people, reduce aggregate demand, thereby affecting the economy's sustainable development. High levels of unemployment affect the social stability, increase crime and suicide rates. According to the U.S. Johns

    Hopkins University study [2], the unemployment rate by 1 percentage point rise in the suicide rate go up by 4.1 percentage points, the number of crimes increased by 5.7 percentage points, to reduce the gross national product of 4.7 percentage points. Now a time when difficult economic

    times, our country's most important immediate issue is the relationship between people's livelihood to more than 20 million people's employment problems, deal with this issue, in order to promote economic development

    and safeguard social stability.

     Another adjustment of industrial structure of employment is also very beneficial. China's first industry contraction, the secondary industry from labor-intensive industries to capital-intensive industries, the rapid

    development of tertiary industry [3]. In general, the employment function of strong labor-intensive industries, capital-intensive industries, the

    employment function of the weak. Technology-intensive industry, there are

    two cases, one technology - the labor-intensive industries, the relative

    strength of the employment function, the second is technology - the job

    function of capital-intensive industries are relatively weak. Of course, the functions and differences between the actual employment level of development also depends on the industry, trends and characteristics. Based on China's labor market situation, we should vigorously develop the second industry and tertiary industry, which can adjust the employment structure, create more jobs.

     Second, the labor market AD-AS model

     As China's higher education enrollment, a vast contingent of employment of university graduates are increasingly large, its speed is much larger than the requisite human resources community growth. Moreover, coupled with China's emerging labor market supply has never been since the founding of the "sambong overlay" posture, that is, university graduates, rural surplus labor transfer and re-employment of laid-off workers,

    together constitute a huge market of China's labor supply flow. And now

    the financial crisis and global economic recession and the yuan appreciation, and many other factors, led to the emergence of China's

labor market situation of a serious imbalance of supply exceeding demand.

     According to labor supply and demand equilibrium theory [4] (Figure 2),

    assuming the labor market supply and demand balance (in fact, according to China's current population, a poor foundation, economic backwardness and uneven development, modernization and low level of basic national conditions, full employment, the balance of point is very difficult to do), then the equilibrium of labor wage (W / P) *. However, as the demand for labor is much larger than L2 labor supply L1, which caused most of the population is unemployed (L2-L1). According to market rules, oversupply,

    lower prices, so the remaining workers in order to sell their labor will be lower wage rate, the wage (W / P) 1 to (W / P) * decline, thereby increasing business demand for labor, reduction in labor supply and ease the employment pressure. Difficult period of economic enterprises themselves faced with the gang face a high cost pressure, if the applicant proposed to business high wages, have certainly reduced the company's employment needs, to jobs difficult. Therefore, at this stage, applicants

    should lower their expectations in order to find a suitable job.

     Third, international short-term capital flows and economic cycle


     International short-term capital [5] the flow of negative effects,

    including the impact of domestic financial markets and the exchange rate impact. A large number of short-term inflows or outflows of foreign

    capital will lead to the country's financial market, capital supply and demand imbalances in dramatic changes, leading to interest rates and

    volatility of financial asset prices, thereby affecting the country's economic operation.

     Access to capital, changes in foreign exchange supply and demand balance of funds, would inevitably lead to exchange rate fluctuations. Large foreign capital inflows, currency appreciation; large capital outflows, foreign currency appreciation. The country's international balance of payments deteriorated, making a country's micro-economic subjects (such as

    enterprises) and even the behavior of macroeconomic variables are subject

    to great influence. Direct reflection of the flow of capital for investment. Good investment to increase demand, stimulate employment and economic development. However, if the overheated investment in the short-

    term capital gains can not be achieved, resulting in strand breaks in the supply of capital, adverse financial market stability and may lead to a financial crisis and economic crisis, the ultimate impact on employment.

     1929 the United States swept the entire capitalist world economic crisis,

    leading to Europe and the United States and other developed countries

suffer huge economic losses, the major state-owned banks, factories, also

    have declared bankruptcy. Economic collapse, is directly affected workers. 2008 United States subprime mortgage crisis, too, to the people of the world a devastating blow to the world employment situation is very grim. Europe and the United States and other countries due to the soaring unemployment rate, the highest historical record. France's millions of

    unemployed workers demonstrations, resulting in social chaos, we can see the global financial crisis on how deep the impact of the employment. In 2008 China's GDP by economic crisis still maintains a 9.0% rate of growth, but China's employment situation is still grim. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Law on Employment Promotion Secretary-ming said that the economic crisis due to multiple factors such as the impact of employment in 2009 reached 24 million, of which 13 million new urban labor force, 800 million laid-off unemployed persons,

    There are other officers three million people who need to wait for job placement [6]. Today in order to avoid social crisis triggered the economic crisis, the world should join a stable monetary and financial

    system in order to ensure economic stability and development. So as to solve the employment problems and promoting social stability of all mankind.

     Caused by economic cycles, unemployment was called cyclical unemployment [7]. Economic recession is usually caused by cyclical unemployment (Cyclical unemployment). Because of the economic recession, lack of aggregate demand, businesses operating difficulties caused by insufficient funding, enhanced the rate of bankruptcies and closures, corporate mergers

    frequently, reducing the stability of the enterprise is difficult to support sustained economic development and thus result in reduction in the demand for labor. Reposted elsewhere in the paper for free download http://

     Fourth, the international balance of payments position and exchange rate

     With China's rapid economic development in recent years, China's international balance of payments surplus has been maintained trend. Shown in Figure 3, from which we can see that China's international balance of

    trade favorable balance is growing year by year, the trade surplus from 2004's 32.1 billion U.S. dollars in 2006 to 177.5 billion U.S. dollars and then to 2008, 295.4 billion U.S. dollars. However, China's trade surplus rise to a long-term European and American countries jealous. For a long time, European and American countries prone to deficit grounds, or to impose trade sanctions on China, either to revalue its currency, so that our country is facing a huge international pressure on RMB appreciation.

     Appreciation of the renminbi by influencing foreign trade, changes in international balance of payments, thereby affecting a country's economic growth. Most of China's industries are labor-intensive industries, export-

    oriented enterprises have become the driving economic growth and

    employment to increase the main driving force. In recent years, however,

    the yuan at an average annual appreciation rate of around 3% [8], RMB appreciation to increased prices of the export trade, business costs, thus

    affecting China's export volume of trade, reduction of international trade revenue, changing the international balance of payments. RMB appreciation especially for textiles, clothing, footwear, toys, home appliances and other traditional labor-intensive export enterprises adversely affected, the employment needs of these industries is large, if the employing unit exports are sluggish, its personnel will be affected. Late last year the media have reported that due to yuan appreciation, resulting in the Pearl

    River Delta Yangtze River Delta tens of thousands of labor-intensive

    export costs rise, the lack of products in the international market, the relative competitiveness, the resulting suspension even closed down. At the same time appreciation of the renminbi is also conducive to attracting foreign investment, and thus can not increase the total social demand, thereby affecting economic development, and ultimately affect people's employment.

     5, labor quality and cost of the substitution effect of production


     Very popular over the past few decades students after graduation do not have to worry no work. With the college enrollment is now a large-scale,

    labor market supply and demand gap, reducing the value of university students. Their comprehensive capabilities have also been questioned, students become increasingly difficult to find a job. Therefore, the quality of labor has become the employing unit recruit people to consider one important factor. In accordance with China's national conditions, I

    think that university education must align with market demand, and the government a commitment to solving the employment problem of the responsibility of China's labor and training needs of the community people. However, due to current market demand for university education and

    the derailment led to college students lack the necessary labor skills, professional knowledge, and basic professionalism.

     Some people understand the theory, they did not know real combat (such as the number of fresh graduates), some people understand the real but

    unknown theory (such as migrant workers, etc.). If such labor as a product, from the perspective of costs and benefits, companies would naturally be unwilling to accept such a product, because it will not give

    them the perfect efficiency. Needs of the market theory, but also understands that the Jidong real human resources, the company that brings in talent such immediate and efficient service and efficiency. So companies from high-quality products (labor) to choose to replace the poor

    quality of products. Naturally bad products will be eliminated by society is also in line with market competition in the survival of the fittest rules.

     Also because economic development is technology, capital, labor and management and many other factors of production together with effects. If

    the other elements of the alternative labor higher labor costs are relatively lower, and can generate greater economic benefits than the labor force, then the dependence of economic growth on the lower labor

    force. And therefore from a cost perspective, companies may choose to abandon the labor factor can substitute other factors of production, thereby increasing employment in society more difficult.

     To this end universities should focus on education and training model,

    and talent market demand, integration and training needs of the community people, to avoid creating educational resources and a serious waste of human resources. Students should also pay attention to theoretical knowledge and practical activities of the combination. Master professional knowledge and take advantage of summer and winter vacation time to the units to practice as soon as possible learn to master the theoretical knowledge into practical productive forces. In my opinion, in the absence

    of graduation, free of charge to the unit to work, employers are even willing to accept at the same time you also can learn from many books and can not learn things. We should not expect the units give us the total amount of money, have nothing in your case, first consider how much you can give unit cost, and with a study of knowledge, experience, the goal to do something. Only by enhancing the quality of labor, you can have the talent market, competitive advantage.

     6, the voluntary nature of unemployment and frictional unemployment

     The face of low wages, some workers may not accept, especially for newly graduated university students who read the book more than ten years after graduation is certainly the hope of finding a good job, become independent

    economically, rather than and then rely on parents to raise. From a psychological perspective, this is normal. However, now the difficult economic times, we should conform to the current decline in the wage market discipline. Students eat imperial grain to remember the times long past. According to the law of value, the price is fluctuating around the value. At present only short-term decline in wages, college students

    looking for work need not be too pessimistic, adjusting the state of mind

    can still find a job. However, if low-wage workers are reluctant to accept

    the status quo and give up their jobs, then constitute the so-called

    voluntary type of unemployment (voluntary unemployment).

     Frictional unemployment (Frictional Unemployment) has been interpreted in

    economics and work for the workers to match the process [9]. In reality, there is always employed persons without regard to their vocational skills and professional standards blindly biased in favor of the economically developed areas, favorable conditions of work units and a relatively hot jobs to look for job opportunities. Those economically underdeveloped areas, conditions are relatively less capable units and not enough hot

jobs but can not find the right people. This form does not match the

    workers and the work of the phenomenon, resulting in frictional unemployment. This is also one of the reasons leading to unemployment of university students. As the saying goes, the more dangerous place more secure. Similarly, I feel that the more difficult places, the more you

    have the opportunity to showcase their talents, leading to the successful realization of the value of life on the other side the possibility of more. Due to a serious lack of coordination of China's regional economic

    development, especially in remote western areas, the economy was backward and poor infrastructure. In recent years, the national implementation of the western development strategy, to encourage entrepreneurs to invest in the west, encouraging college students to the west of employment.

    Countries to access parts of the grass-roots and western regions of the

    employment of university students have developed a variety of preferential policies. The grass roots and in the western region around the great demand for college students, which is also a good opportunity for them. So, college students in the current economic situation is getting worse circumstances, should be rational to choose their own work, lower employment standards, first employment, at least much better than the


     7, the employing units employing the concept of

     Many units in the selection, when employing a very focused student background, that you are from which school. You are a graduate of prestigious universities you are likely to be hired, you are not graduates

    of prestigious universities you step aside. Because it came from prestigious universities to the employing unit of the feeling that he (she) had a relatively high quality, practical ability and the ability to think than the average university graduate students to high. Hire him (her) who can deliver immediate and effective productivity gains. Those who came from ordinary college students were excluded from the employing units are always outside the door. Because he (she) had the feeling to the

    employing unit is a low-quality, low productivity and high risk. This is the information economics, where the signal transmission behavior referred to [10]. So for those from prestigious universities in terms of job-

    seekers, in seeking jobs are more advantages. This is why many people prefer to spend high-cost, read a bad profession is entering a prestigious university studying why. This also suggested that the employing unit in the selection of talent rational choice, avoid placing unnecessary costs and troubles. Advantages and disadvantages of only relative rather than absolute, undeniable that there are a large number of common university wide range of talent.


     [1] China's labor market: the pressure is still large to see from the employment elasticity coefficient of employment trends in Hainan [EB / OL]. [2004-04-22]


     [2] Russia, B

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