Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong
Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong

How high living costs and a lack of childcare places has left many Hong Kong single mothers trapped on social security

While many hope to become financially independent, few think it’s possible within the space of a year

Topic |   Poverty
Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong
Jessie Au, a 44-year-old single mother on social security, says a lack of childcare services stops her from getting off welfare and finding full-time work. Photo: Edward Wong
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