Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2013-07-09

Potential of the silver hair market

Hong Kong has become an ‘aged society’ with an increasing proportion of elderly people, which has brought new challenges, such as falling productivity and increasing public expenditures, to the city. However, the silver hair market created by an aged society could generate tremendous business opportunities. The Centre’s analysis this week examines the market potential of daily necessities, housing, mortgage, education and training in a silver hair market. By making reference to the examples of Japan and Taiwan, the analysis also ponders ways to meet old people’s demand and facilitate senior citizens to continue contributing to society.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.