Does school quality matter? Evidence from the Hong Kong experience

Hon Kwong LUI, Wing SUEN

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses the differential returns to education and to language ability of natives and Chinese immigrants in Hong Kong. The large difference in quality between Hong Kong schools and Chinese schools provides a natural experiment for evaluating the effect of school quality on students' performance in the labor market. We show that the rate of return to schooling is more than three times higher among local-born workers than among Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong. Our analysis also suggests that English language education is one important component of the success of the Hong Kong education system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-170
    Number of pages18
    JournalAsian Economic Journal
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1998

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    In: Asian Economic Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 01.06.1998, p. 153-170.

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