Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP
Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP
Richard Wong
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Wong

Poor, young and lacking a father’s influence: how teenagers struggle with career choices in Hong Kong

  • Richard Wong says youths from low-income, single-parent households are doubly disadvantaged by having no access to the career leg-up the missing parent, usually the father, can give. In such cases, business and the government should take the lead

Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP
Numerous studies have shown how the family environment is key to a young child’s future schooling achievements, earned income, mental health and many other measures. Photo: AFP
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Richard Wong

Richard Wong

Richard Wong Yue-chim is the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong