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  1. Record number of people living under poverty line

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The number of people living under the poverty line in the first half of the year reached a record high of 1.23 million, with the elderly and teenagers hit hard, a study showed. ... to be the most seriously poverty-stricken, with 32.1 per cent, or 270,000, living below the poverty line. The council expressed concern about poverty among young people between the ages of 15 and 24. ...

  2. Reform ball back in Congress' court

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... has glossed over it by setting modest standards of income of 18 rupees (HK$2.84) in urban areas and 12 rupees in rural areas to mark the poverty line, by which measurement only 28 per cent ... fall below the poverty line. India particularly lags China in education. This means that the strength of a growing labour force is a potentially crippling weakness. Fewer than 20 per cent ...

  3. One in 10 Hongkongers caught in the poverty trap, study finds

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... income and employment earnings, and the unemployment rate. Hong Kong has no official poverty line, and Ho Hei-wah, a member of the commission and director of the Society for Community ... Agnes Lam One in 10 Hongkongers lived in poverty last year according to criteria put forward by the former commission on poverty, although one person involved in the study said the true ...

  4. Funding for children

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years old or younger and permanent Hong Kong residents. They should also be living below the poverty line, which means poor housing, inadequate nutrition, being out of school or having a big ...

  5. Millions of needy mainlanders to share 9b yuan holiday handout

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the poverty line would get the money before the holiday, which starts on January 26. 'We have to act quickly and effectively... to make sure people get the subsidies before the Lunar New ... the Communist Party before 1949 or made a special contribution to the country but are still living in poverty will receive 180 yuan each. The details followed a statement from the ministry ...

  6. A minimum wage must tackle poverty

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... below the poverty line. Based on household size, this is defined as HK$4,023 for one person, HK$7,000 for two, HK$8,750 for three and HK$11,850 for families of four people and above. Thousands ... non-governmental groups contend more than 1.3 million- 19 per cent of the population- live in poverty. The World Bank's definition of poverty is living on less than US$1 a day. This cannot apply ...

  7. Son of late politician calls for calm after 39 suicides

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am

    ... leaders who provided food, clothes and shelter. 'Apprehensions that free electricity and medicare for people living below the so-called poverty line will be discontinued may have caused shock ...

  8. Gaza conflict

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... they say. But Israel says Hamas uses them to smuggle weapons and has talked Egypt into destroying the tunnels. Almost half the people in the Gaza Strip live below the poverty line. There is no way ...

  9. Making the maths add up on a minimum wage

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... household income data, it puts the poverty line at HK$3,300 for one person, HK$6,750 for families of two, HK$9,150 for three and HK$12,650 for four people and above. These are subjective figures, ... of poverty is the best starting point- the World Bank's definition is living on less than US$1 a day. This cannot apply to a developed society such as Hong Kong. The government looks to social ...

  10. Asia short of infrastructure funding

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... says. This year and next would be very difficult, said Mr Nag. 'If in 2009, GDP growth in Asia slows 2 percentage points, 20 million more people could fall below the poverty line ... in infrastructure was key to reducing poverty and inequality and critical to getting Asia out of this crisis, Mr Nag said at the Euromoney Global Infrastructure Finance Conference last month. 'Asia ...




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