Almost half of the young people enrolled in publicly funded degree programmes came from the wealthiest 10 per cent of families, and only 7 per cent came from families living below the poverty line. Illustration: Craig Stephens

How higher education in Hong Kong reinforces social inequalities

Paul Yip and Chenhong Peng say the sub-degree programmes that tend to attract youth from less-privileged backgrounds cost more to attend yet offer less wage potential than a full degree. It’s time for officials to do more to help those who fail to earn a government-funded university place

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Almost half of the young people enrolled in publicly funded degree programmes came from the wealthiest 10 per cent of families, and only 7 per cent came from families living below the poverty line. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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