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Article: The Spatial Impact of Language Policies on the Marginal Bids for English Education in Hong Kong

TitleThe Spatial Impact of Language Policies on the Marginal Bids for English Education in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/GROW
Citation
Growth And Change, 2010, v. 41 n. 4, p. 556-587 How to Cite?
AbstractIn 1997 the government of Hong Kong reformed its policy on the language medium for teaching at the secondary-school level and removed schools' right to choose their own medium. Among the 404 public and "aided" secondary schools in Hong Kong, the government allowed only 100 to use English as the medium for teaching and required the remaining 304 to use the native language, Chinese. The authors assess the spatial impact of the policy reform and estimate the bid function for English-language schools. The results show that the 1997 policy reform shifted parental preferences from public to private education and increased the marginal bid for proximity to private English schools by 2 percent. Following the reform, homeowners were willing to pay, on average, HK $8,400 for each additional 100 metres closer to a private English school. © 2010 The Authors. Growth and Change © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133495
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.877
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.532
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dc.contributor.authorMok, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Len_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-16T08:00:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-16T08:00:44Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationGrowth And Change, 2010, v. 41 n. 4, p. 556-587en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0017-4815en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133495-
dc.description.abstractIn 1997 the government of Hong Kong reformed its policy on the language medium for teaching at the secondary-school level and removed schools' right to choose their own medium. Among the 404 public and "aided" secondary schools in Hong Kong, the government allowed only 100 to use English as the medium for teaching and required the remaining 304 to use the native language, Chinese. The authors assess the spatial impact of the policy reform and estimate the bid function for English-language schools. The results show that the 1997 policy reform shifted parental preferences from public to private education and increased the marginal bid for proximity to private English schools by 2 percent. Following the reform, homeowners were willing to pay, on average, HK $8,400 for each additional 100 metres closer to a private English school. © 2010 The Authors. Growth and Change © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/GROWen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofGrowth and Changeen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com-
dc.titleThe Spatial Impact of Language Policies on the Marginal Bids for English Education in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0017-4815&volume=41&issue=4&spage=556&epage=587&date=2010&atitle=The+Spatial+impact+of+language+policies+on+the+marginal+bids+for+English+education+in+Hong+Kong-
dc.identifier.emailLi, L:lhli@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-2257.2010.00539.xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume41en_HK
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