Incidence and wage effects of overschooling and underschooling in Hong Kong

Elchanan Cohn*, Ying Chu NG

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Abstract

Data from the 1986 Hong Kong By-census and the 1991 Hong Kong Census were used to study the following issues: (1) What is the incidence of adequate schooling, overschooling and underschooling in Hong Kong, and has it changed between 1986 and 1991? (2) What are the wage consequences of adequate schooling, overschooling and underschooling, and have they changed over time? Also, are the results influenced by potential labor-market experience? The empirical results are discussed in the context of recent changes in the structure of the Hong Kong economy and the labor market. [JEL I21, J31] (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Economics and Econometrics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Earnings
  • Labor markets

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