A new study has found that Hong Kong parents who employ domestic helpers are able to devote more time to child care. Photo: Winson Wong
A new study has found that Hong Kong parents who employ domestic helpers are able to devote more time to child care. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong couples who hire domestic helpers are more likely to have a second child, can devote more time to parenting, study finds

  • The study shows domestic helpers have a ‘positive impact on Hong Kong families’, lead researcher says
  • The number of families hiring helpers has risen steadily, from fewer than one in 20 in the 1980s, to more than one in six in 2016

Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong
A new study has found that Hong Kong parents who employ domestic helpers are able to devote more time to child care. Photo: Winson Wong
A new study has found that Hong Kong parents who employ domestic helpers are able to devote more time to child care. Photo: Winson Wong
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