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  1. 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

    ... 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. "In real life, if the poor couldn't obtain public housing, they would be renting much worse and much smaller places." Fisher said if a public housing flat in Tin Shui Wai rented ...

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

    700,000 slip through Hong Kong's welfare net

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for children's schooling. "If they are not on the dole, there is next to nothing between the poor and the stone-cold hard floor," said Hong Kong Oxfam's director general, Stephen Fisher ... - it's an objective measurement based on income statistics," said Fisher. "It's a practical and straightforward way of identifying who is poor." He said no government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1062025/700000-slip-through-hong-kongs-welfare-net
  3. 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

    ... is the last resort, so we don't want to negatively label it, but we need to remove the stigma surrounding it. Welfare should be a citizen right," said Stephen Fisher, director general ...

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

    Commission on Poverty unveiled with call for concrete action

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... problems and not just cover up the issue," Stephen Fisher, director-general of Oxfam Hong Kong and former director of social welfare, said after his appointment yesterday. "Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078906/commission-poverty-unveiled-call-concrete-action

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