Society and Livelihood

July 26, 2018

Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 32 Society and Livelihood Boosting Birth Rate in Hong Kong 26 July 2018     With the Baby Boomer generation entering old age, Hong Kong is currently experiencing a rapidly aging population. In 2016 there were 1.16 million people aged over 65 and this is expected to double to 2.37 million by 2036. The elderly dependency ratio is also expected to double to 527 in 2036, compared to 231 in 2016.   As well as longer lifespans, a low birth rate is also contributing to Hong Kong’s aging population. According to the World Bank, Hong Kong’s fertility rate […]
February 11, 2018

Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong

Youth I.D.E.A.S. 28 Society and Livelihood Promoting Organ Donation in Hong Kong 11 February, 2018     Every day, over 2,000 patients in Hong Kong are waiting for an organ transplant to extend their lives. However, the organ donation rate in Hong Kong is currently amongst the lowest in the world at 6.3 donors per million people, seven times lower than that of Spain in 2016. Some Hong Kong patients even die whilst waiting for an organ transplant.   Hong Kong has long maintained a policy of ‘voluntary organ donation’. Under this mechanism, everyone can register themselves on the Centralised […]
May 31, 2017

How Young People Cope with Stress

    Youth I.D.E.A.S. 22 Society and Livelihood How Young People Cope with Stress 31 May, 2017     Adolescence is a time of change and uncertainty: biological, psychological, emotional, and behavioral. In a highly competitive society like Hong Kong’s, many adolescents experience stress, often exacerbated by personal, familial, and social factors. How young people cope with stress is therefore worthy of investigation.   According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 1948), “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In other words, in addition to keeping a […]
January 24, 2017

Youth People’s Views on “Hong Kong 2030+”

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 18 Society and Livelihood Youth People’s Views on “Hong Kong 2030+” 24 January, 2017     Hong Kong is an international metropolitan city in Asia. Urban planning and strategic development play a critical role in continuing to make the city more liveable. Good future development of the city depends on whether it has appropriate and forward-looking urban planning.   “Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Strategy Transcending 2030” (hereinafter referred to as “Hong Kong 2030+”), a vision-driven, pragmatic and action-oriented strategic plan, was released by the Development Bureau and Planning Development in October 2016. It […]
September 27, 2016

Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 14 Society and Livelihood Challenges Faced by Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 27 September, 2016     Hong Kong is a multicultural society. According to the 2011 population census, a total of 192,400 people from ethnic minorities were living in Hong Kong. Of these people, 61,400 were South Asians, which is the largest ethnic group in Hong Kong, constituting 31.9% of the ethnic minority population. The growth rate of the ethnic minorities’ population is higher than that of Hong Kong as a whole, and this population is relatively young. Ethnic minorities make up an important part of […]