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Lyman Stone
Opinion

Opinion

Lyman Stone

Chinese women in Hong Kong and on the mainland have fewer children than the norm – and they’re fine with that

  • While pro-natal policies may help remove some obstacles to a higher birth rate, policymakers will find it harder to persuade women to have more babies when they simply don’t want to, possibly because they themselves are from small families

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Illustration: Timothy Mcevenue
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A new government workforce report projects that Hong Kong could be short up to a quarter of a million workers by 2027 in a worst-case scenario. Photo: Fung Chang
David Dodwell
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Outside In by David Dodwell

Migrants mean more than birth rates in meeting Hong Kong’s labour shortage, which is why we must act now

  • Hong Kong has traditionally depended on migrant labourers to meet its domestic demand. The problem is that neighbouring countries are set for similar shortages, thus thinning the pool

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A new government workforce report projects that Hong Kong could be short up to a quarter of a million workers by 2027 in a worst-case scenario. Photo: Fung Chang
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