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Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong$
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390625

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001

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The Value of Not Working and Long Working Hours

The Value of Not Working and Long Working Hours

(p.267) 37 The Value of Not Working and Long Working Hours
Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Hong Kong University Press

Research studies on the disincentive effects of generous welfare programs are few and should be undertaken. Today society is poised to expand these programs further amidst concerns of rising poverty and a widening income and wealth gap. This should be undertaken with caution to avoid creating even stronger incentives for individuals, especially young workers, to withdraw from the labor force.

Keywords:   Labor force, Minimum wage, Working hours

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