Analyses | Education and human resources | 2015-02-23 | Sing Tao

Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong – the ‘Guest Workers’



The Government statistics have shown that Indonesian made up nearly half of foreign domestic workers population in Hong Kong. Yet, the plan to stop sending female maids overseas within the next five years announced by the Indonesian government has urged Hong Kong to diversify recruitments from places such as Bangladesh and Myanmar. These helpers are described as ‘guest workers’ as their work is temporary in nature. The Centre’s weekly analysis sheds light on the lives of foreign domestic helpers and their children.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.