The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
Improving Incentives for Women’s Employment
The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Improving Incentives for Women’s Employment”.
Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong residents aged 18 or above showed that 83.1% support improvement in women’s employment but they only gave an average rate of 4.11 (0-10 scale) on the work of the HKSAR government in this area.
Some women said that they experience tension as a result of both employment and child care. Employers’ representatives said women are welcome to return to the workplace, but they have reservations about implementing family-friendly employment practices.
The study recommended an After School Care Programme for all primary schools by means of a tripartite cooperation model where the schools offer the campus, the NGOs offer the service and the government offers the subsidy. It also recommended a Family-Friendly Practices Grant that provides incentives for enterprises that are willing to make relevant practices so that more women workforce can be unleashed.