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July 3, 2020

Facilitating Accessible Financial Services to Young People via Virtual Banking

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Facilitating Young People’s Access to Financial Services through Virtual Banking”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Facilitating Young People’s Access to Financial Services through Virtual Banking”.   Data gathered from 525 Hong Kong youth aged 18-39 showed that 73.0% of them have heard about “Virtual Bank”. Most respondents thought that the benefit of virtual banking is “fast” (63.6%), followed by “24-hour service” (35.0%) and “unrestricted by location” (24.6%). However, they did not have enough confidence in virtual banks. Nearly half of them […]
April 28, 2020

Improving Governance by Maximising Effectiveness of Social Media

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Improving Governance by Maximising Effectiveness of Social Media”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Improving Governance by Maximising Effectiveness of Social Media”.   An online survey conducted between February and March, 2020, on 1,028 young people aged 15 – 34 noted that an overwhelming majority (952 respondents) had found the Hong Kong SAR Government (HKSARG) information via social media.   Of the 952 respondents, low ratings were given by this group for the performances of the HKSARG on explaining policies, grasping public […]
January 6, 2020

Volume 21, Issue No. 2 (Serial No. 42) The Greater Bay Area Initiative and Its Opportunities

Journal of Youth Studies July 2018 Volume 21 . Issue No. 2 Serial No. 42   The promulgation of the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area signified a new milestone in the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA). With the advantages under the “one country, two systems” principle of the country, Hong Kong plays a crucial and momentous role in the GBA Development. The young generation of Hong Kong could consider the GBA as an option when they are planning their personal development in future. Nevertheless, as there are three markedly different political, administrative and economic […]
December 10, 2019

Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Strengthening Intergernational Understanding”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Strengthening Intergenerational Understanding”.   Data gathered from 300 Hong Kong youth aged from 18 to 29 showed that 42.4% of respondents said they had frequently (5.7%) or occasionally (36.7%) argued with their parents in the past six months. The major reasons were the recent social events/political stance (70.9%) and financial or spending issues (59.1%). Moreover, the data gathered from 302 parents aged from 54 to 73 also said their family relationships had deteriorated […]
October 31, 2019

Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Enriching the Experiences of Working Youth through Overseas Exposures”.   Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong working youth aged 18-34 showed that 51.0% of them are interested in overseas short-term employment. Most of them agreed that overseas employment is helpful in developing international perspective (88.3%), improving language ability (82.5%), improving interpersonal communications (80.2%) and enhancing problem-solving ability (80.2%).   Some young people who had worked overseas said […]
September 26, 2019

Improving Financial Education for Young People

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Improving Financial Education for Young People”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Improving Financial Education for Young People   A total of 1,034 students aged 14 to 24 were surveyed during the period from July to August through an online questionnaire. The results showed that, the majority of respondents agreed to the statement ‘being capable in managing personal finance is very important’ (82.8%).   The study also found that, young people were quite alert to protect themselves from financial problems, as only very few of them chose to […]
September 5, 2019

Strengthening the Role and Functions of District Councils

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Strengthening the Role and Functions of District Councils     An onsite survey conducted in July on 520 Hong Kong youth aged 18 – 35 noted that one third of respondents believed the District Councils’ greatest potential value was as a symbol of the representation of public opinion.   Respondents, however, were conservative when it came to rating the performances of the DCs in advising the Government on community matters, and promoting public participation in district affairs, at an average of 4.72 points and 4.64 points respectively on a scale of 0-10, […]
August 21, 2019

Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth?

The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on “Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth?”     The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study on “Co-Living: An Alternative Hong Kong Housing Solution for Youth?”.   Data gathered from 520 Hong Kong youth aged from 18 to 30 showed that 25.6% of respondents said they would consider living in co-living spaces. The major reasons were “saving the rental cost” (61.0%) and “expanding my own living space” (41.1%). However, 68.3% said they would not consider living in co-living spaces. The major concern was “lack […]
July 11, 2019

Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2018

  Youth Trends in Hong Kong 2018 is a compilation of statistical data from various sources and a survey by the Youth Research Centre of the HKFYG. There are four main chapters in the book. They are “Introduction of the main findings about youth”, “Youth research and data analysis”, “Indicators of Youth Values”, and “Conclusion and Suggestion”.   Overall, the statistics and figures covered in the book present a general picture on various topics related to young people nowadays. Analysis and recommendations are put forward for reference.