Analyses | Education and human resources | 2013-06-21

Schooling for children born to non-permanent residents



Since the 2001 ruling by the Court of Final Appeal that granted right of abode to children born to parents who are both non-permanent residents in Hong Kong, the number of babies born to Mainland mothers in Hong Kong has significantly increased, imposing pressure on school places. This week’s analysis examines its long-term impact on education, employment, housing and transportation systems, by looking into recent data and a previous Bauhinia study. The Government is suggested to come up with precautionary measures, so as to help the group better integrate into society and avoid repeating the recent school place chaos.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.