In Hong Kong, the poverty rate among older adults is twice that of the general population, at 30.5 per cent versus 14.5 per cent in 2013.

How Hong Kong's ageing population is making it more challenging to help the city's poor

Paul Yip and Jacky Wong say changes in our demographics are complicating poverty alleviation efforts

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In Hong Kong, the poverty rate among older adults is twice that of the general population, at 30.5 per cent versus 14.5 per cent in 2013.
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Paul Yip

Paul Yip

Paul Yip is the founding director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, and a professor at the university's Department of Social Work and Social Administration. His interests include suicide prevention, population health and poverty research. He serves as the secretary general of the Asian Population Association and the research chair of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and a member of the Hong Kong government's Steering Committee on Population Policy.