Survey reveals 40% of Hong Kong young people consider themselves poor

To understand Hong Kong youth’s opinions on employment, poverty, a decent life, and related policies, as well as their income and expenditure, a recent survey, entitled “How low is the minimum wage? Report on Employment Dilemmas of the Poor New Generation,” jointly conducted by Lingnan University (LU) Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Center for Cultural Research and Development, shows that about 40% of the interviewees described themselves as living in poverty, and most young people working full-time indicated that the statutory minimum wage (MW) is too low and they do not benefit from it.  Read More 

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