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  1. Business - Companies - MANAGEMENT

    Hong Kong mulls quota for female directors

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... quotas- to fix an inequity that is not improving or where the pace of change to improve gender equality is too slow," Abate said. ... Enoch Yiu in London enoch.yiu@scmp.com To have quota or not? That's the question for board directors Is quota the right answer to gender imbalance in corporate boards? That's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Hong Kong needs to do more to counter pregnancy discrimination

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... average of 36 per cent. In effect, stereotypical thinking surrounding childcare responsibilities remain one of the most deeply entrenched causes of gender inequality. Traditional gender roles are at work here: the women as the family's caretakers and the men as the primary breadwinners. But who benefits when we hold on to our gender stereotypes? Not the mothers, many of whom ...

  3. Premier targets social inequality

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing His first work report stresses the need to help the nation's poorest and ease regional disparities Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday presented a work report that would give the nation's poorest residents a share of the count ...

  4. Leadership schemes for women still on hold

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of inequity if they focus on just one segment of the [working] population,' she explains. Though a valid concern, Wilson goes on to note that such an argument could also be seen as contradictory. ... and the overall effect of gender diversity may be what will bring about real change. A 2008 United States and European study by McKinsey and Company found that organisations with a higher number ...

  5. It's well past time to put the Gini back where it belongs

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a day. The achievement is undeniably impressive, but China has paid a heavy price for it in terms of ballooning income inequality. While a third of the population still lives on less than US$2 ... the fastest-widening wealth gap in Asia. Wealth gaps are usually measured using the Gini co-efficient. This gauges a country's inequality of income on a scale of zero to 100. A score of zero would ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Businesses short-sighted not to let women flourish

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by JOAN STRINGER

    ... Joan Stringer Joan Stringer says gender equality is about harnessing the potential of the entire workforce Businesses that don't allow women to flourish only short-change themselves ... forces like the reluctance to embrace female leadership, gender stereotypes, traditional cultural values and, perhaps most common of all, family responsibilities. Women's ability ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Chamber chief says supply behind lack of women on HK boards

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... paper proposing companies make their boards more diverse in terms of gender and age. The consultation ended on Friday. Lo told the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview ... governance. This means companies will be mandatorily required to explain themselves if such a policy is not in place. "It would be ideal to have people with different ages or gender to have ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World loses by not tapping women's potential

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

    ... completing an education or gaining a certain job, the result will be economic loss. As the World Bank's 2012 World Development Report demonstrates, gender equality matters for development. It's not only the right thing to do, it's also the smart thing to do, because gender equality is smart economics. Underinvesting in women not only limits economic and social development, ...

  9. ADB pulls back on growth forecast

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not need to resort to another financial and monetary stimulus policy as it did during the global financial crisis of 2008, Rhee said. 'Asia is facing a new challenge, rising inequality,' he said. In the past two decades, China's Gini coefficient (where a higher number denotes greater inequality) rose from 32 to 43, while that of Asian developing nations grew from 39 ...

  10. Nation's wealth 'not reflected in our wages'

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Almost two-thirds of mainlanders said their incomes lagged behind the country's economic growth, despite official claims that urban workers were seeing their wages rise rapidly, the media reported yesterday. The China Association for Labou ...




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