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  1. Drawing the poverty line

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for those on welfare. The asset and income limits imposed on CSSA applicants are Hong Kong's de facto 'poverty lines'. ... is classed as poor, while the cut-off figures for households with two, three, four and five members are $6,300, $8,400, $9,500 and $9,950, respectively. But this way of defining poverty is rejected ...

  2. Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... some of the city's poorest residents live. The students acted after learning that 1.25 million people in Hong Kong lived below the poverty line. The events kick off at the school's ... Will Clem Students at Canadian International School are hoping to help kick poverty into touch this evening with a fund-raiser to boost awareness of the plight of the city's homeless. ...

  3. Child poverty action failing, poll finds

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So More than half the respondents to a survey say they are dissatisfied with government efforts to tackle child poverty. Concern groups and academics have called on officials to increase financial assistance to underprivileged pupils and take initiatives to help children to break through the social barrier caused by poverty. Of 95 adults interviewed by the Youth Alliance ...

  4. School offers no escape from poverty

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... problems. The Society for Community Organisation warned yesterday that the problem of poverty among children was now more serious than among the elderly. It said 350,000 children, or a quarter of the city's child population, lived below the poverty line, meaning that the monthly income of a family of four was below $8,000. The number of children receiving Comprehensive Social Security ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Give the young the skills to thrive

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by IRINA BOKOVA

    ... Irina Bokova Irina Bokova says our knowledge-based world depends on an educated new generation Young need skills not just to survive, but to thrive Despite population ageing in some societies, including in East Asia, the world on the whole is getting youn ...

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    Poverty trap keeps children poor, and a society poorer

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY SACHS

    ... generational cycle of poverty, despite the society's general affluence. A remarkable new documentary film, The House I Live In, shows that America's story is even sadder and crueller than ... the cycle of poverty, a country needs to invest in its children's future, not in the imprisonment of 2.3 million people a year, many for non-violent crimes that are symptoms of poverty ...

  7. Parents want subsidies

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that earns less than HK$11,800 a month is classified as living under the poverty line. Yet because only families making HK$8,736 a month are eligible for a full grant, many poor people under the poverty line remain ineligible for help. He called on the government to change the threshold for a full textbook grant in line with the official poverty line. The Education Bureau has just ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Rich grab more university places, study finds

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Dennis Chong

    ... benefited." Chou's study also found that youngsters living below the poverty line were more likely to pursue non-degree tertiary education- 30 per cent of them in 2011, versus 23.6 per cent ... in education. Chou faulted the government's previous approach to tackling poverty. "In the past, it was always thought that if you improved the economic situation overall, if you invested ...

  9. Education the key to cutting poverty

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lack of education and poverty go hand in hand, especially in rural areas. The more spending a government allocates per student, the better over time will be the living conditions ... a basic education. The schools they move to are not being adequately funded to handle the influx. Amid persistent rural poverty and ever-rising costs, increasing numbers of children are quitting ...

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    Largest developing nations still face challenges getting children to school

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SHASHI THAROOR

    ... few schools, classrooms, teaching resources, and adequately trained teachers. Rampant illiteracy underpins other problems, including exploding populations, gender imbalances and poverty. India ...




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