Date of Award


Degree Type

UG Dissertation

First Advisor

Prof. Beste Esra Burak Ho


This paper would examine how people in Hong Kong perceive the correlation between educational inequality and social mobility, using public opinion as the major research approach. An opinion survey is conducted to obtain the overall attitude towards educational inequality and social mobility, followed by comparisons on the social issues using official statistics and figures as published by the government and academia. The paper would compare the differences between how the general public perceive the issue of educational inequality and social mobility as reflected in the opinion survey, and the reality of the issues as presented by official data.


Educational attainment, educational inequality, public opinion, social mobility, opinion survey, perception and reality


This thesis is supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong through an educational activities fund (RGC Ref No. 23601615).

Recommended Citation

Szeto, W. T. (2017). Is education a solution to inequality? A comparison on how people perceive educational inequality and social mobility in Hong Kong (UG dissertation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from