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Chinese Student Migrants in the Transition Period in the United States: From Human Capital to Social and Cultural Capitals

Abstract Since the 1990s, the United States has been increasingly hosting large numbers of foreign students in its higher education sector and continues to accommodate these skilled college graduates in its job market. When international students graduate, they can transition from an international student to a skilled migrant. Yet their decision-making process to stay in the receiving country (the United States), to return to sending countries, or to move on to another country, at different stages of such transition period, is not presently understood. This dissertation examines the experiences of these “migrants in transition period” when they face the “to return or to stay” choices under structural and institutional forces from the sending and rec... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Yu, Wan (Author) / Li, Wei (Advisor) / Arreola, Daniel (Committee member) / Menjivar, Cecilia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Chinese Skilled Migrants / Highly Skilled Migration / International Students in the United States
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 140 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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