poverty is a serious problem in hong kong as there are 17 million people living under the poverty line set by the hong kong government the significance of studying poverty is to increase the awareness to the society. The poverty rate of young people aged 15-24 has increased significantly, from 159% in 2001 to 201% in mid 2010 4 30 3% (381 ,800 people) of the poor population are below the. In his classic book, an essay on the principle of population (1798), malthus warned that at the current rate of growth (based on statistics available in the eighteenth century) the population of the world would outstrip its food supply.
The government's efforts to alleviate poverty came under renewed criticism on saturday as it was revealed that the number of impoverished hongkongers surged to a six-year high the hong kong. Recent economic changes in asia, which have led to rising income inequality, emerging poverty, and structural unemployment, may have played an important role in shaping family dynamics in hong kong. Hong kong poverty situation report 2014 figure 219 poor population and poverty rate by age, 2009-2014 32 besides the full implementation of the old age. This article synthesises the characteristics of social pensions across asia and evaluates the effect of a new social pension in the hong kong sar, the old age living allowance (oala), on poverty.
1department of sociology & social policy, lingnan university, hong kong, china 2 department of asian and policy studies, the hong kong institute of education, hong kong, china 3 asia-pacific institute of ageing studies (apias), lingnan university, hong kong, china. Sociology essay charon (2010) reiterates that humans exist in three realities, which is a physical objective reality, social reality, and a unique the third reality, a unique, is a product of social reality. The working poor are working people whose incomes fall below a given poverty line due to lack of work hours and/or low wages largely because they are earning such low wages, the working poor face numerous obstacles that make it difficult for many of them to find and keep a job, save up money, and maintain a sense of self-worth. Hong kong's population is ageing the size of its workforce is shrinking as the prime working age population declines in this issue of [email protected], teresa tsien, co-director of polyu's institute of active ageing under the faculty of health and social sciences, was interviewed for her insights. 21 as at july of 2006, hong kong has a population of about 686 million, of which 085 million (124%) are aged 65 and above and the median age is 39 life expectancy is 856 for women and almost 795 for men.
So to unravel why sham shui po is the centre christopher cheng of poverty in hong kong, first i will describe the historical processes, then map out the physical, economic and social structural elements that make for most people, the urban neighbourhood of sham shui po is within easy sham shui po the neighbourhood it is today. Trends that occur within the individual -- birth, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, illness, old age, dementia, and death -- also occur within society, albeit at a different pace and severity. Review chapters typically cover social processes, institutions and culture, organizations, political and economic sociology, stratification, demography, urban sociology, social policy, historical sociology, and major developments in sociology in other regions of the world. An age old struggle, addiction, has been deemed a major problem in society due to the physical and mental harm it causes, but the major connotation of addiction is solely related to substance and alcohol abuse.
Professional help with a poverty essay this is but an example of how an essay about poverty might look like this piece, for instance, is written in a personal style and all of the arguments appeal to emotion rather than to solid scientific evidence and stats. Introduction p3 the definition of relative poverty in hong kong p3-4 the reasons of income inequality and poverty in hong kong in general p4-5 the working poor p5-7 the feminization of poverty in hong kong p7-8 intergenerational poverty p8-10 social exclusion p10-11 the suggested solution tackling poverty p11-12 conclusion p12. In this essay therefore, i will adopt the un definition of poverty in examining its trend and size in hong kong poverty rate up to the year 2011 was the lowest since that of 2001 before 2011, there had been an overall increasing trend in both the number of households living in poverty as well as the poverty rate.
Poverty is an age-old concern', however, we cannot talk about any common or general reason of poverty we can find many different reasons that engendering poverty and it is obvious that in every different age, the causes of poverty are changing. In this essay, the trend and size of poverty in hong kong society would firstly be critically examined and thus the effectiveness of the present social security system and the minimum wage in eradicating hong kong's poverty problem would be assessed. The elderly one of the major factors leading to poverty in hong kong is of the ageing population dilemma hong kong has a rapidly ageing population, as of now, the population elderly citizens is 12 6% of the population of hong kong citizens, it is estimated to be a mere 27% by 2033.
The study by the hong kong council of social service also reveals that the city has seen a rise in the number of elderly people living in poverty, with almost one in three struggling to make a living. Hong kong women in poverty in the first half of 2012 was 181%, 631,000 poor women, men's poverty rate was 170%, 556,000 poor men in the first half of 2012, women's poverty rate is 11% higher than men it is the first time in 10 years, beyond the 1% level. Old aged poverty in hong kong sociology essay actually, the poverty situation of the elderly people in hong kong is quite worrying according to the figures released by the census and.