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  1. Our population is ageing

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am concerned about Hong Kong's ageing population. Young people will have to bear the burden of looking after the rising number of elderly people, while the shrinking workforce could ... in the workforce, the effects of an ageing population could be minimised. Winkie Chan, SKH Li Fook Hing Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Winkie. It is right that you should ...

  2. HK's ageing population 'is a ticking time bomb'

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... Kate Watson As Hong Kong's population ages, people's worrying lack of retirement funds is akin to a ticking time bomb, according to financial services pundits. And to offset ... mature economies surveyed, where older age groups were considerably further along in terms of their retirement readiness. Hong Kong's population is rapidly becoming older. According ...

  3. Greying population a growing headache

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system, particularly its pension scheme, in the face of a greying population, economists say. Ma Wenlong, a 97-year-old living in the serviced Futai Seniors' Apartments in Beijing's ... grandfather. By 2030, according to the ministry of labour and social security, 351 million mainlanders, or 23 per cent of the population, will be over 60. The elderly-dependency ratio- a measure ...

  4. Ageing population 'will strain pension system'

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Universal Retirement Protection warned that the elderly population was rising and Hong Kong's superannuation system would not be adequate to support people retiring in coming decades. 'The population of the elderly will increase from 11.7 per cent in 2003 to 27 per cent by 2033,' the alliance said. The growing ageing population would place a greater financial burden on families ...

  5. Ageing population threat to health insurance

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui China's rapidly ageing population threatens to cause a serious drain on the nation's public health system, which is already struggling to make ends meet, a senior ... illnesses. 'Also, the incidence of disease increases as people grow old. So although retired people make up a smaller percentage of the population, they rely much more on the health-care system ...

  6. Elderly population suffers effects of inadequate welfare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one. It is now widely recognised that one of the greatest challenges the central government faces is how to improve the lot of the burgeoning elderly population. Figures released by the State Statistics Bureau this month have marked out China as one of the only developing countries in the world with an ageing population. But as things stand, the country's nascent health and welfare ...

  7. Employers urged to value older staff

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong employers need to change their view of older workers if the city is to weather the impact of a rapidly ageing population and shrinking workforce, human resources ... showed that by 2033, 24 per cent of the population would be older than 65 years, compared with about 10 per cent now. Those aged 55 and above would jump from 20 per cent to 38 per cent by 2033. ...

  8. Working to address longevity

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh In Hong Kong, as in other developed economies, people are living longer, yet at the same time the fertility rate has dropped substantially, leading to population decline. ... long hours, live in crowded conditions and do not have enough time for relaxation and recreation. According to government estimates, by 2031, 25 per cent of our population will be over 65; ...

  9. Discovering the needs of disabled

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government will begin an ambitious survey in April to determine how many of its 1.3 billion people are disabled, and use the data to better structure national polices on welfare and education for the handicapped. Interviewers, i ...

  10. Lifetime working

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) was devised to look after Hong Kong's ageing population. Anyone who retires at 60 receives MPF benefits until around 75. While this is a precautionary measure, the elderly surely can have a better living. As there is lifelong learning, why shouldn't there be lifetime working? We should be able to assure workers of employment ...




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