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215 x 140 mm, 46 pp
English, 2016/08
ISBN: 978-962-441-233-8

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Does Educational Expansion Increase Educational Homogamy?
Dongshu Ou, Suet-ling Pong
HKIAPS, Occasional Paper Series
Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK

In the late 1980s, Hong Kong's colonial government deliberately expanded post-secondary education, greatly increasing women’s access to universities. Using this change in policy as an instrument, the correlation between the level of education of individuals and that of their spouses is estimated by using a two-stage least-squares regression model. The estimates reveal the effects of the expansion policy on educational homogamy. Based on data from the Hong Kong census, it shows that the ordinary least squares estimates of the education of individual women and their spouses are downward biased, indicating that the women most affected by the expansion of higher education are more likely to marry someone of a similar level of education. The analysis highlights the importance of understanding the consequences of educational policies on family formation. The study extends the existing literature on the long-term impacts of policies to expand higher education in a new institutional context.

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