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  1. Surge in extreme poverty rate

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The number of households surviving on less than $4,000 a month has doubled since 1997 Nearly 200,000 families in Hong Kong are living in what social workers describe as extreme poverty ... that an additional 100,000 families are now living in extreme poverty. And 604,000 families, or 23.2 per cent of all families in Hong Kong, are living with a monthly income of $8,000 or less. International ...

  2. 23pc of HK households fall into the poverty trap

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The wealth gap in Hong Kong is widening, with the number of families living below the poverty line increasing sharply since the handover. Latest government statistics show that 604,000, ... six years ago to the present figure of 145,100. According to international standards, the poverty line should be set at half the median household income. The number of families with less than ...

  3. Poverty forcing youngsters to work

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... children to live a 'third-class life'. 'Our Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his combat poverty committee should feel ashamed of allowing this to happen. They have not done ... in poverty had to work and it projected that there were 1,865 child workers, most of whom collected paper cardboards and aluminium cans. Some have to help their parents to do cleaning work, ...

  4. A costly journey out of poverty

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The prohibitive costs of travelling from Tin Shui Wai around the city are a major hurdle in a former restaurant worker's search for a job. The 53-year-old man gave his name as Mr Ling. He said he was forced to give up his job in Causeway Ba ...

  5. Poor children seek 15 years of free education

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung of failing to provide enough support for children living in poverty, such as transport and other costs. They also accused publishers of making unnecessary ... under 18 in Hong Kong were living in poverty and they might be forced to drop out of school because their families could not pay for the tuition. Figures from the Census and Statistics ...

  6. Poor families seek safety net

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Ms Sze quoted official figures showing nearly 1.2 million people are living in poverty- surviving on less than $2,438 each per month. She estimated at least 300,000 women earned less than ...

  7. Call to provide dental care for poor

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... teeth, compared with less than one in the wider population. A professor of dentistry at the university, Edward Lo Chin-man, said poverty and ignorance prevented street sleepers from seeking ... of proper tooth care helped to perpetuate the poverty of sufferers. 'Dental problems can create serious bad breath,' he said. 'Dental health affects one's appearance ...

  8. Dole claimants trapped on city fringe

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... from travelling to areas where they could find work. They urged the government to promote the economy in the three districts to avoid further social problems and conflicts caused by poverty ... panel, warned that failure by the government to tackle poverty in the districts would result in more family problems and social conflict. He said the government should promote labour-intensive ...

  9. New alliance to launch fight against GST proposal

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rejected the idea of providing allowances and relief, saying that doing so would only create hefty administrative costs. He quoted official figures indicating about 800,000 people live in poverty ...

  10. Poor children seek six years' more free school

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Children will deliver a special petition to the chief executive this month in the hope that lawmakers will help them make their dreams come true. The youngsters, who come from poverty-stricken homes, are hoping for more time in school- 15 years instead of the current, free and compulsory nine. Sze Lai-shan, community organiser of the Society for Community Organisation, which ...




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