Title

Does school quality matter? Evidence from the Hong Kong experience

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asian Economic Journal

Publication Date

6-1-1998

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

153

Last Page

170

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.

DOI

10.1111/1467-8381.00057

Print ISSN

13513958

E-ISSN

14678381

Publisher Statement

Copyright © East Asian Economic Association and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd

Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Lui, H.-K., & Suen, W. (1998). Does school quality matter? Evidence from the Hong Kong experience. Asian Economic Journal, 12(2), 153-170. doi: 10.1111/1467-8381.00057