The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock. The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock.
The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock.

Trapped in an unbreakable cycle of poverty, Hong Kong’s single mums just want to work

Campaigners say the welfare system punishes women who earn above a bare minimum and badly needs reforming to encourage more to seek jobs

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The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock. The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock.
The burden of childcare means many single mothers are unable to leave their homes to work. Photo: Shutterstock.
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