A territory-wide study on the impact of the voucher scheme on parents’ choice of early childhood education services

    Project: Research project

    Project Details

    Description

    Funded by the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government, this public policy research aims to identify the factors and processes that are pertinent to parents’ decision-making as they select an early childhood education service for their child; examine the roles of socio-economic status, cultural background, and geographical location, and their impact on choices available to parents; analyze the ways in which parents understand and articulate their views about what constitutes an appropriate, quality service for their child and an exemplary provision in general; investigate the extent to which the vision and aims of the voucher scheme have been achieved in the context of parents’ choice of services; as well as make recommendations on policy improvements to achieve affordable, quality early childhood education.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/10/1031/03/12

    Keywords

    • Voucher
    • Hong Kong
    • early childhood
    • parents
    • choice