To tackle the problem of ‘lying flat’, respondents to a survey have suggested the government increase the supply of homes for young people, offer affordable housing and provide free tertiary education. Photo: Nora Tam
To tackle the problem of ‘lying flat’, respondents to a survey have suggested the government increase the supply of homes for young people, offer affordable housing and provide free tertiary education. Photo: Nora Tam

Nearly 1 in 4 young Hongkongers from low-income families ‘lying flat’, while some feel hopeless about future, survey shows

  • Findings show 23 per cent of 100 young people polled have taken to lying flat, but three in five respondents do not want to do so and some say working hard can bring hope
  • City’s housing crisis, scarce job opportunities and limited chances for upward mobility among reasons cited for young Hongkongers lying flat

To tackle the problem of ‘lying flat’, respondents to a survey have suggested the government increase the supply of homes for young people, offer affordable housing and provide free tertiary education. Photo: Nora Tam
To tackle the problem of ‘lying flat’, respondents to a survey have suggested the government increase the supply of homes for young people, offer affordable housing and provide free tertiary education. Photo: Nora Tam
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