Analyses | Social mobility and wellbeing | 2019-03-30 | HKET

Is Hong Kong ready to address the lonely death crisis?



‘Lonely death’ is a phenomenon that people are disconnected from society, dying alone and unnoticed for a long period of time. As the silver tsunami approaches, Hong Kong may face challenges arising from lonely death, given that the number of elders who are single and living alone is increasing. What kind of social problems will bring to Hong Kong before and after the deaths of lonely elderly? How should the society address the issue?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.