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Universities Boom, But New Grads Struggle

August 29, 2013

Students in Changchun, China. Many developing countries are faced with an influx of new graduates struggling to find a job (photo: Chang/Corbis)

Economic growth in the developing world has been accompanied by massive increases in higher education enrollment. This can feed a country’s development—but it also puts new pressures on a country’s leaders and workers.

Richard Freeman, Harvard University