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Article: Compensation of Chinese early childhood teachers: a preliminary study in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Taipei

TitleCompensation of Chinese early childhood teachers: a preliminary study in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Taipei
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Issue Date2014
PublisherKorea Institute of Child Care and Education & SpringerOpen. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.com/journal/40723
Citation
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2014, v. 8, article no. 2 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study compared the structure and level of Chinese teachers' compensation in public or non-profit-making early childhood settings in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Taipei. Document analysis method was employed to compare the compensation structure, and two indicators were used to compare the pay level: (1) the Economist's Big Mac Index and (2) the house price-to-income ratio. The results indicated that: (1) Hong Kong employs a single-salary scheme, whereas the other cities use a mixture of competency-based plus performance-based compensation; (2) Taipei's compensation system features the most comprehensive structure, the highest hourly pay, and the shortest working hours, whereas Singapore's system features the lowest pay level and the longest working hours; and (3) Taipei's early childhood teachers have the strongest purchasing power in housing, whereas Singapore teachers have the weakest purchasing power in food and housing. Implications and suggestions are made to address the challenges facing the compensation of Chinese early childhood teachers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211979
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dc.contributor.authorLi, H-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:18:41Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:18:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2014, v. 8, article no. 2-
dc.identifier.issn1976-5681-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211979-
dc.description.abstractThis study compared the structure and level of Chinese teachers' compensation in public or non-profit-making early childhood settings in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Taipei. Document analysis method was employed to compare the compensation structure, and two indicators were used to compare the pay level: (1) the Economist's Big Mac Index and (2) the house price-to-income ratio. The results indicated that: (1) Hong Kong employs a single-salary scheme, whereas the other cities use a mixture of competency-based plus performance-based compensation; (2) Taipei's compensation system features the most comprehensive structure, the highest hourly pay, and the shortest working hours, whereas Singapore's system features the lowest pay level and the longest working hours; and (3) Taipei's early childhood teachers have the strongest purchasing power in housing, whereas Singapore teachers have the weakest purchasing power in food and housing. Implications and suggestions are made to address the challenges facing the compensation of Chinese early childhood teachers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherKorea Institute of Child Care and Education & SpringerOpen. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.com/journal/40723-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Child Care and Education Policy-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleCompensation of Chinese early childhood teachers: a preliminary study in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, and Taipei-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, H: huili@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLi, H=rp00926-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40723-014-0002-7-
dc.identifier.hkuros244485-
dc.identifier.volume8, article no. 2-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage14-
dc.publisher.placeKorea-

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