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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong's working poor are in need of more than cash relief

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 01:07pm by Elaine Yau

    ... living allowance. Their combined monthly income of HK$10,700 puts them below the poverty line, now set at HK$11,500 for a three-person household. Even so, the family isn't on welfare ... hold jobs but, nonetheless, are unable to earn a living wage. Based on the official poverty line, set for the first time in October, government figures show there are 157,000 households (about ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Art collective's pink tears draw attention to Johannesburg's run down buildings

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by GDN

    ... housing for thousands of people living below the poverty line, which Arboleda believes contributes to "the climate of crime and fear" on the streets. Although crime rates are reported ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    The plight of the city's jobless and working poor in the spotlight

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by Elaine Yau and Andrea Chen

    ... Hung doesn't think it helps them; he would rather spend the time attending skills retraining workshops, he says. The establishment of an official poverty line in October has re-energised debate on ways to improve social parity with experts and concern groups floating new schemes to help low-income groups. (The poverty line is currently set at half of 2012's median household ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Fighting malnutrition in India

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... the Poverty Line card to be eligible. She says: "When we applied, the government official demanded 10,000 rupees as a bribe. We didn't have the money." ... subsidised wheat, rice and cereals through the US$20 billion scheme aimed at cutting malnutrition and easing poverty. The bill was sent in mid-August by India's parliament to the president ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    New initiative hopes to drive social innovation to relieve plight of poor

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Elaine Yau and Andrea Chen

    ... Commission, it is one of the government's measures to help the poor since announcing the official poverty line in September. The fund is aimed at encouraging people from all walks of life to come ... Elaine Yau and Andrea Chen In the final of a four-part series on poverty, Elaine Yau and Andrea Chen look at how a new government initiative hopes to drive social innovation to relieve ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Being on TV show inspires Hong Kong high fliers to help the city's poor

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 10:15am by Elaine Yau

    ... Hopefully, the official poverty line, set for the first time in October, will help officials draw up more comprehensive strategies to help the poor. Still, the uncomfortable truths revealed through ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com 3rd of four-part series on poverty In the third of a four-part series on poverty, Elaine Yau looks at how several high-profile Hongkongers were inspired ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Women can't have it all but they can still make good life choices, feminists say

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:32am by Kate Whitehead

    ... than one million under the poverty line in Hong Kong," says Wu. International Women's Day Gala Lunch, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Wan Chai, Mar 3, noon-2pm (sold out), tel: 2592 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A tale of two scholars

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... increasing public attention. The study found that in 2011, about 19 per cent of youngsters living below the poverty line were in this category compared with 7.7 per cent of those from the wealthiest ... of the exercise. Working individually and as a production line, the children wind up with about the same number of planes, but they learn the concept of manufacturing. Afterwards, the students are given ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - DEMOGRAPHICS

    Chinese researcher's story reflects country's ageing problems

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... show that a third of China's elderly (people aged 60 and above) report poor health, and a quarter are struggling below the poverty line. Rural residents, who make up about 70 per cent of the population, tend to be worse off in health and wealth. Using consumption as a measure of standard of living, the poverty rate among rural elderly is 29 per cent compared to 10 per cent of urban ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never ... audiences by highlighting India's poverty and misery? These criticisms were levelled against the film, not the book, which came out in 2005 under the title Q&A and had a fairly successful ...




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