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27 / 04 / 2017

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Development of Creative Craftsmanship in Hong Kong”. Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong Residents aged 18 or above showed that 28.2% thought the most disadvantage condition for craftsmanship development is the short of talents, 23.0% thought it is the short of space. Some young creative craftsman cases revealed that space is the most significant problem in craft production. There are also cases facing management and technical problems in mass production.

The study recommended setting up a “Creative Craftsmanship Cluster” to support the development of Creative Craftsmanship. It also recommended the government to subsidize the use of technology and automation in advancing creative craftsmanship.

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28 / 03 / 2017

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 STEM Education in Primary Schools

A questionnaire survey on 520 P.4 to P.6 senior primary school students noted that 40.8% were not familiar with STEM Education. Respondents tend to believe that their creativity and problem solving skill were slightly above average, they scored 5.95 and 5.79 respectively (0-10 scale, 10 indicates extremely good ).

Primary Students polled did not participate in any kinds of STEM learning activity because they have too many assignments (49.8%), the classes are too costly (36.2%) and do not have passion for related subjects (36.0%).

Some STEM experts and educators interviewed also claimed Hong Kong Primary Schools encountered some obstacles, including labour, subvention, resources shortage etc. when they promoted STEM Education.

STEM Education is significant to improve students’ different capabilities. It is worth putting more effort to advance the STEM Education in Primary Schools.

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01 / 03 / 2017

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 Youth Peoples's Views on the Performance of Political Appointments

A territory-wide telephone survey on 532 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that more than half of them expected the Principal Officials under the Political Appointment System could have the abilities to grasp public opinions (57.7%), or with accountability spirit (55.2%). Yet, some 65% (64.8%) of the respondents did not think that they trusted the Principal Officials.

Regarding the biggest problem of the System, 43.9% of the respondents said that there was a lack of a mechanism in monitoring the performance of the politically-appointed officials. 35.2% referred it to the poor transparency of the appointment process.

With the development of the society, while the political landscape of the society is full of challenges, it is worth putting more efforts on strengthening the mutual trust and understanding between the public and the officials, as well as to improve the governance performance of the officials. End

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24 / 01 / 2017

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 Young people's views on “Hong Kong 2030+”

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its eighteenth study on Young people's views on “Hong Kong 2030+”. Data gathered from 512 young respondents aged 18-34 found that 57.8% of young people surveyed indicated Hong Kong’s livability is above average. This statement received an average score of 5.8 on the scale of 0 to 10. 74.0% of them thought the greatest shortcoming of Hong Kong as a livable city is crowded living environment.

In addition, 80.2% of young respondents thought Hong Kong must increase its land supply to meet the housing demands. This statement received an average score of 7.4 on the scale of 0 to 10.

For the ways to increase land supply, more respondents (61.1%) claimed they were most receptive to develop brownfield sites; while the most unacceptable was the development of country parks (54.0%).

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29 / 12 / 2016

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 “Flexible Employment of Today's Youth”

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Flexible Employment of Today’s Youth”. Data gathered from 528 working youth aged 15-34 showed that 51.1% of them took up flexi-work in the past year, most (52.4%) saying flexible employment offers greater control over working hours while 44.8% saying it was more lucrative than conventional jobs.

The study recommended setting up a platform of “Flexi Circle” to provide supporting service and information. It also recommended the Education Bureau to improve the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism of the Qualifications Framework so that flexi-work experience can be accumulated officially.

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15 / 12 / 2016

Journal of Youth Studies
July 2016

Volume 19 . Issue No. 2

Serial No. 38




The latest issue of the HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies (JYS) focuses on pressures faced by the younger generation. New generation faces many kinds of challenges including unequal distribution of wealth and resources, keen competition in higher education, and overwhelming information from new media. To address the issue, we need to investigate the source of pressures from different perspectives.

The second theme is about educational work of cultural heritage conservation. Cultural heritage conservation is a hot topic nowadays. Public feels more obligated to conserve heritage in community. The topic in the Pan-Chinese Societies Exchange section of the journal is “Educating youth in cultural heritage conservation”, which provides more discussion and insights on this topic.


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16 / 11 / 2016

Youth Research Centre announced its latest report on
 “Housing Aspirations of Youth in Hong Kong”

Housing is a major social issue concerning the livelihood of the public. The Youth Research Centre published a research report about young people’s aspirations on housing recently. The report is based on 800 responses from 18-34 year-old young people via a territory-wide random telephone poll survey from July to August 2016. The survey noted that more than 60% (61.1%) of the respondents considered owing an independent space of housing as one of their goals of life. 

Besides, more than 25% (26.6%) of the respondents revealed that they had a plan of purchasing a property. Yet, more than half (54.1%) thought otherwise. Property price and down payment were main considerations affecting their intention in this aspect. Some 10% (10.1%) had already owned a property.

Young people’s desire of owning a property decreased when compared with another survey in 2006 when 55% (55.1%) of the respondents expressed an interest to do so.  

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02 / 11 / 2016

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 “Young People's Views on Civil Servant Challenges”

A territory-wide telephone survey on 523 young people aged 18 – 39 noted that 46% considered “serving the public” as the greatest contribution made by the civil servants. On average, respondents gave 5.94 points regarding the performance of the civil servants (0-10 scale, 10 indicating very excellent, 5 indicate a pass).

Nearly 57% agreed with the notion that “you trust the civil servants more than the Principal Officials”, and some 45% believed that the civil servants would tell the truth.

When asked about the impression that the civil service have left to them most, 32% referred to the option of routinism. In terms of drawbacks, close to 27% said that there was a lack of accountability in the civil service.

The civil servants are working in a more challenging environment nowadays. It is worth putting more efforts on strengthening the responsiveness of the civil service, as well as enhancing mutual trust between the civil servants and the public.

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28 / 09 / 2016

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
 “Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong”

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. has released its fourteenth study on “Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong”. Data gathered from 520 young respondents found that 62.7% of young people surveyed did not make contact with Ethnic Minorities in past year while 35.4% of them did.

In addition, 64.3% of young respondents thought they have a poor understanding of the daily life and culture of Ethnic Minorities. This statement received an average score of 3.3 on the scale of 0 to 10.

From individual interviews, some Ethnic Minority youths reported they are facing three difficulties of living in Hong Kong, including learning Chinese, finding jobs and making friends with Chinese youths.

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