Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam
Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam
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The View by Richard Wong

Blame 25-44 year olds for slowing of Hong Kong’s GDP since handover

Hong Kong hit with slower economic growth and increased economic inequality since 1997 compared to the previous twenty years

Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam
Prof Richard Wong says although the average years of schooling in the population has improved as a result of the expansion of education, this has not increased enough to improve productivity and make up for the decline in numbers of those aged 25-44. Photo: Nota Tam
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Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong