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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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Human Capital Enhancement through Education and Immigration

Human Capital Enhancement through Education and Immigration

(p.36) 4 Human Capital Enhancement through Education and Immigration
Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Hong Kong University Press

The chapter points out that to meet Hong Kong’s population challenge in the next three decades, it urgently needs to implement human capital enhancement policies. Its future as an international metropolis is under severe challenge because of the aging of its population. The failure to replenish itspopulation numbers with university-educated talents, especially in the working population, is very worrying. Hong Kong’s population aging problem is particularly seriousImmigrants who came in the postwar period were the foundation of Hong Kong’s success, and they enriched the life of the city. The city must shed the insular mentality that is emerging today if it is to avoid the fate of becoming a capitalist museum by the end of this century. The real population challenge for Hong Kong lies in our readiness to adopt and implement policies that are necessary to shaping the city’s future.

Keywords:   Population Challenge, Human capital, Women’s Labour ForceImmigrants, Labor force, Privatizing Public Housing

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