Education, Skills and Learning

Parents in these places spend the most on their children’s education

Students, who live in Shenzhen, line up for a school bus after school in Hong Kong December 19, 2013, before crossing the border back to mainland China. Every day, around 20,000 students are shuttled across the border from China, dressed in neat Hong Kong school uniforms and lugging their bags on trains and chartered buses. Roughly a quarter of births in Hong Kong between 2002 and 2012 - or more than 200,000 babies - were to families where both parents came from mainland China, who have rights to receive education in the territory. Picture taken December 19, 2013. To match story HONGKONG-EDUCATION/   REUTERS/Bobby Yip  (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS) - RTX189VR

In the US, parents spend an average of $58,000 – less than half of what parents in Hong Kong are spending Image: REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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