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Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Yue Chim Richard Wong


When discussing inequality and poverty in Hong Kong, scholars and politicians often focus on the failures of government policy and push for an increase in social welfare. Richard Wong argues in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong that universal retirement support, minimum wage, and standard hours of work are of limited effect in shrinking the inequality gap. By comparing Hong Kong with Singapore, he points out that Hong Kong needs a new and long-term strategy on human resource policy. He recommends more investment in education, focusing on early education and immigration policy reforms to attract h ... More

Keywords: Inequality, Poverty, Divorce, Housing, Human Capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390625
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yue Chim Richard Wong, author
University of Hong Kong

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Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Alleviating Poverty Is Hard

Part 3 Human Capital, Income Inequality, and Intergenerational Mobility

Part 4 The Family Matters

Part 5 Housing and Land

Part 6 Business Strategy

Part 7 Fiscal Concerns

Part 8 Labor Market Measures That Don’t Work

Part 9 What Is the Real Challenge