Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Factors Affecting the Retraining Participation of the laid-off Workers: A Case Study in China

Prof. Bingxin Wang.


This paper attempts to explore the most sensitive and challenging problem emerging in China’s “three-year-ten-million reemployment retraining program” from 1998 to 2000 and 2001 to 2003, which is laid-off workers’ unwillingness or reluctance to participate in reemployment retraining programs. The researcher seeks to explore the problem in four steps: (1). Identify factors that influence laid-off workers’ retraining participation by reviewing the literature of previous scholars and researchers. (2). Analyse the dominant factors which influence laid-off workers’ retraining participation by a survey and interviews of the laid-off workers. (3). Explain the dominant factors or problems within the framework of human capital theory and expectancy theory (4). Propose an approach to dealing with the problem

Presenters

Prof. Bingxin Wang  (Australia)
PhD candidate of La Trobe University & Professor of Hebei Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Institute for Education
La Trobe University

I am a Professor of Hebei Institute of Architecture and Civil Enginnering, China. Currently I am doing my PhD at Institute for Education, La Trobe University, Australia. My PhD research topic is unemployment and retraining. My main research area is retraining and adult education. Meantime, I am interested in teaching and learning in University.

Keywords
  • China
  • Laid-off workers
  • Retraining programs
  • SOEs (state-owned enterprises)



(Virtual Presentation, English)