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

    ... Simon Ko Chin-hung, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Minimum wages will hurt lowest earners The hourly minimum-wage rate of $28-$30 can lead to a comfortable monthly income for low-income ... rich and poor by raising the bottom line for the low-income group. However, unskilled workers are bound to suffer because companies may be less willing to hire them at all for higher salaries. ...

  2. Rehab students 'from low-income families'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The family income of 80 per cent of students at a drug rehabilitation college- where 90 per cent of the students have their fees paid by public assistance- is under HK$15,000, ... into these cases and found that the family income of 80 per cent of these students is under HK$15,000 a month. They really would have difficulty paying the fee,' Mr Nip said. A department spokesman ...

  3. Creative use of public buildings can help low-income groups

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Stefan Lam ('Use empty schools at night to benefit the whole community', February 13). This would be a practical and timely way of improving the quality of life of Hong Kong people in a city where there is a shortage of space and recreational activities. This problem is especially acute among low-income groups. The fees charged by the Leisure ...

  4. Should the government subsidise students from low-income families to participate in extra-curricular activities?

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shruti Srinivasan, 17, Delia School of Canada I think the government should help students from low-income families do the things most of us take for granted. Many of these students have ... The government should provide funds to schools which in turn can buy the equipment for students from low-income families. This way, more students will have the chance to take part in extra-curricular ...

  5. Youths from low-income families perform worse in well-being test

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Territories, according to Mark Li Kin-yin, assistant professor of social work at Baptist University. He dismissed family income as a significant factor. Statistics showed that personal well-being ...

  6. What about all these fees, asks low-income family

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A low-income family said the three-year extension to free education would fail to ease their burden, as they would still face paying a variety of school fees. Notices posted ... said that considering the income level of her family, her sons would be able to enjoy full fees remission under the present system, which requires Form Four and Form Five students to pay ...

  7. Low-income subsidies go begging

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Low-income families are failing to enrol their children in elite Direct Subsidy Scheme schools despite fee remissions being available. The Education and Manpower Bureau requires DSS primary and secondary schools to set aside 10 per cent of their income from school fees to subsidise those who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend. But St Paul's ...

  8. Next HK leader must state stand on income gap

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Tung administration eventually admitted an urgent need to narrow the wide income gap between the rich and the poor. If this is thoroughly implemented as promised in this year's policy ... that Hong Kong has a high gini-co-efficient (income gap). History has vividly showed us that the leaders of countries with high income gaps have been forced to quit their political careers. A stable ...

  9. Civil servant pay rises will cost HK$660m

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Salaries to go up after survey finds wages in private sector have rebounded since 2000 Taxpayers will have to fork out HK$660 million a year under a controversial plan to raise salaries for some civil servants and new recruits by up to 30 per ...

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    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... of the region's population, income disparities have expanded during the past two decades- despite the region's world-beating performance in raising average incomes. Inequality widened in 12 of the 28 ... Inequality of opportunity is also prevalent, and is a crucial factor in widening income inequality in developing Asia. Unequal access to public services, especially education and health, is central ...




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