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  1. Women can save workforce: report

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Donald Asprey Women should be encouraged to seek employment as a way to ease the effects of an ageing population on the workforce, according to a paper ... and women's participation in the workforce. There, 74.5 per cent of women were employed, and the country had a fertility rate of 1.7 children per woman. The policy paper also proposes action ...

  2. New migrants, and maids, fear being left out of the workforce

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Agnes Lam A group of new mainland migrants and foreign domestic helpers voiced fears yesterday- International Women's Day- of being left out of the workforce. But at a lunch talk at the Mira Hotel's ballroom that discussed women's social role today, property chief Shih Wing-ching said the emergence of smarter and more independent women had placed ...

  3. Retirement age will rise as workforce shrinks

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Delayed retirement is set to become more common in Hong Kong as an ageing population and decades of low fertility rates lead to a shrinking workforce, according to the actuarial industry. Hong Kong does not have any law that stipulates when workers should retire, although it has been generally accepted in the public and private sectors that women ...

  4. Mixed messages for gays in workforce

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of our sexual orientation and gender identity,' he said. Connie Chan Man-wai, of sexual-equality advocacy group the Women's Coalition of HKSAR, said it all came down to creating a safe ...

  5. Women barely make dent in the salary gap

    Posted Jul 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Women are narrowing the pay gap with men- but not by much. The latest survey by the Census and Statistics Department shows men still earn about 20 per cent more than women. The median monthly salary of women- excluding overseas domestic helpers- was HK$10,000 last year, 83 per cent of the HK$12,000 median earned by men. In 2006, women ...

  6. Under-represented and undervalued

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Catherine Ng

    ... Catherine Ng Some people feel that the status of women is already very high in Hong Kong, and therefore, there is no need for a civic movement to fight for their rights. I disagree. In the new 60-seat Legislative Council, only 11 legislators are women. In Tung Chee-hwa's Executive Council, only two are women. According to the Census and Statistics Department, only ...

  7. From housewife to battling for a place in the workforce

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... In the second of our three-part International Women's Day series, Ravina Shamdasani profiles a divorced mother For seven years, Ms Ng pretended not to know her husband had another ... and are ill-equipped to enter the workforce. Like many others in her situation, Ms Ng ended up on welfare. But she stopped receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance when her ex-husband said he ...

  8. Scales tip as women outnumber men

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Norma Connolly

    ... in the workforce had fallen from 76.6 per cent in 1996. Felix Yip, vice-president of development of the Hong Kong People Management Association, said he was not surprised by the increasing numbers of women in the workforce, especially at the managerial or professional level. 'We're seeing more women in business schools. They're getting better academic results and are more detail oriented than ...

  9. Fast action urged to upgrade the workforce

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to have three children was unlikely to provide a solution to the population crisis. She said that given shrinking household sizes, women of child-bearing age would not be inclined to heed ...

  10. Reaching for the top

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... opportunities since the 1970s, more women in Hong Kong have joined the workforce, and are now contending for top jobs and assuming leadership roles, locally and internationally. There was joy ... at Hang Seng Bank. The significance of women receiving a decent education and entering the workforce lies beyond the support they can thereafter provide to the household or their contribution ...




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