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Yue Chim Richard Wong

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208654

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001

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Population, Poverty, and the Triumph of the City

Population, Poverty, and the Triumph of the City

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(p.183) 26 Population, Poverty, and the Triumph of the City
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Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0026

Urban poverty is a sign that a city is working, because it means it is attracting people seeking economic opportunity. The process of economic development is always very urban centred and urban driven. Successful economic cities are those that manage to attract economic migrants. When these migrants first come they are necessarily poor. If they were not, then they would not have come in the first place.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Housing, Housing policy, Public Housing, Politics, Social mobility, Population, Economics, Growth

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