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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Reform of CSSA welfare payments urged to bring people out of poverty

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... poverty line, the government is under renewed pressure to reform the social security net, which critics say is outdated. About 235,600 people receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance (CSSA) live below the poverty line, meaning they cannot afford a basic living. Last month the government announced that 1.31 million Hongkongers live below the poverty line, triggering calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1326054/reform-cssa-welfare-payments-urged-bring-people-out-poverty
  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... m HongKongers below poverty line Hong Kong- one of the wealthiest places in the world- has acknowledged for the first time that it has a sizeable poverty problem by declaring that 1.31 million of its citizens are officially poor. The number of people who fall below the new government-set poverty line falls to 1.01 million after welfare payments such as Comprehensive Social Security Assistance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1319984/hong-kong-draws-poverty-line-13-million-living-below-it
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Jumping up and down about poverty

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the government's poverty forum which launched - with much fanfare over the weekend - the city's first poverty line with various calculation methods. That is, we can't seem to talk to each other ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Jumping up and down about poverty "Poverty" is politics. I put it in quotations because it is exactly like "democracy", a highly contested term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1320866/jumping-and-down-about-poverty
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Carrie Lam proposes one-stop agency to take stigma out of claiming benefits

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Jennifer Ngo

    ... an official poverty line for Hong Kong, Lam suggested on the Beautiful Sunday radio programme that a neutral "one-stop" organisation could means-test and distribute allowances to those ... that the official poverty line was set at half of the city's median household income, meaning that the 1.31 million people in the city below it were officially poor. A person living alone and earning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1320893/carrie-lam-proposes-one-stop-agency-take-stigma-out-claiming-benefits
  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong's poverty rate halved if housing subsidies are counted, study finds

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... at the launch of Hong Kong's official poverty line later this month. But experts warned against using public housing as a means of "lifting" people out of poverty, and they fear ... and counting it as income should not be used to calculate the poverty line. Oxfam Hong Kong's director, Stephen Fisher, said the charity was also opposed to treating public housing as a subsidy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1301454/hong-kongs-poverty-rate-halved-if-housing-subsidies-are-counted-study
  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Income the key factor in setting poverty line

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Income the key factor in setting poverty line Income is the most common measurement for poverty worldwide, although it is used in different ways to reach ... poverty. Compared to the whole world, Hong Kong's elderly poverty rate is still high Globally, this benchmark ranges from 40 to 70 per cent. In the European Union people falling below 60 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298748/income-key-factor-setting-poverty-line
  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Half a million survive on less than HK$120 a day

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... poverty lines to define those in poverty and those in severe poverty, so it can come up with policies tending to their different needs. But Law Chi-kwong, member of the Commission on Poverty, said one poverty line was enough, and people could divide those living under the poverty line into different groups themselves. "The most important thing is policy," said Law. "A ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293653/half-million-survive-less-hk120-day
  8. News - Hong Kong

    330,000 poor public housing tenants may be 'pushed' above poverty line

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com 330,000 of city's most needy might not be considered poor due to subsidies anomaly Poverty line fears over low-rent tenants Some 330,000 of Hong Kong's poorest may be raised above the poverty line because they live in low-rent public housing, according to a source familiar with the latest government figures. About 1.01 million people now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1255960/330000-poor-public-housing-tenants-may-be-pushed-above-poverty-line
  9. News - Hong Kong

    N-nothings are below the poverty line, beyond subsidies

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 07:16pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the size of a standard Hong Kong bathroom, a survey has indicated. The Salvation Army, which conducted the poll, called for establishment of a poverty line to identify those in need. Sixty per cent ... on the dole; 87 per cent said their biggest hope was to move into public housing within three years. As well as calling for establishment of a poverty line – now being worked on by the newly revived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1127991/n-nothings-are-below-poverty-line-beyond-subsidies
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call to review minimum wage after study finds basic cost of living for one-member households is double the estimate of official poverty line Above the poverty line, still in poverty The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says. Oxfam Hong Kong calculated the basic monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour

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