Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2014-01-15 | HKET

Court’s ruling on social welfare raises population concerns

A ruling by the court judging the seven-year residency requirement for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance unconstitutional has sparked heated debates in society. The Centre’s weekly analysis examines the court judgment in detail and points out the contradictions in policies on families with Type II babies*. The article also ponders possible ways to resolve conflicts based on a report published in 2008 by the Centre.

*Type II babies are children born in Hong Kong whose parents are non-permanent residents.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.