Chenhong Peng and Paul Yip say ensuring all children have an equal chance of formal education is important but not enough. Increasingly, resources must be focused on helping disadvantaged children develop soft skills such as resilience and confidence

How to break the cycle of child poverty in Hong Kong, where one in five children are poor

Chenhong Peng and Paul Yip say ensuring all children have an equal chance of formal education is important but not enough. Increasingly, resources must be focused on helping disadvantaged children develop soft skills such as resilience and confidence

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Chenhong Peng and Paul Yip say ensuring all children have an equal chance of formal education is important but not enough. Increasingly, resources must be focused on helping disadvantaged children develop soft skills such as resilience and confidence
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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.