Hong Kong couples need more concrete support to remove barriers to having children. Financial incentives, strengthened social support for parents, free preschool education and improvement in the quality of education are some of the preferred measures. Photo: Roy Issa
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Trend of low fertility in Hong Kong is here to stay, whatever the government may do

  • Paul Yip says the latest findings confirm the city’s intractable below-replacement birth rate. Yet, while efforts to raise the rate are likely to be futile, couples who want to raise kids should still be given the support they need

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Hong Kong couples need more concrete support to remove barriers to having children. Financial incentives, strengthened social support for parents, free preschool education and improvement in the quality of education are some of the preferred measures. Photo: Roy Issa
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