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How to ensure road safety of silver-haired drivers?


The growing number of silver-haired drivers, especially the workforce of the taxi and public light bus, has made road safety become a concern.  Hong Kong law requires a person aged 70 or above to undergo health checks when they apply or renew driving licenses, is it adequate to ensure road safety? Should the Government set an upper age limit for driving license holders? 

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?

High insurance premium: The hurdle of elderly employment


To encourage the elderly to re-enter the job market, it requires efforts of the entire society to eliminate age discrimination and create a favourable environment for elderly employment. However, the difficulties in purchasing employees’ compensation insurance for old-aged employees may hinder employers from hiring the elderly, even if they would like to do so. 

The #valuable campaign sparks a revolution of inclusion in workplace


A worldwide campaign named #valuable has been pushing hard for the business sector to recognise the value of disabled population and offer them more job opportunities in recent years. Can Hong Kong join the campaign as well to unleash talents among disabled people?

How to figure out how much money you need to retire?


In recent years, some professional economists use ‘Replacement Rate’ as one of the indicators when they talked about retirement protection. What is this indicator? What implications does it have for Hong Kong employees’ retirement plans?

Opening doors to employment for ethnic minority women


In Hong Kong, for certain ethnic groups, the proportion of working women is low. Although some of them wish to work, their culture may expect them to stay indoors and look after children. In the Policy Address, the Government has announced plans to provide extra training and incentive payments to home-based child carers. Can it open up employment opportunities for such ethnic minority women?

Dual-career families: Enhancing children’s self-care abilities


For many working parents, finding someone to look after their children is not easy. Some parents may seek help from domestic helpers or switch from full-time employment to part-time. While there are parents who encourage independence by urging their children to learn self-care skills, hoping to lighten the burden of child care in the long term.

Keeping track of homeschooling to protect children


In recent years, many parents around the world have chosen to homeschool their children, attempting to avoid formal curricula. At the same time, however, how to ensure the quality of education and the safety of children under homeschooling have become a challenge to many governments.

Boosting birth rate in Hong Kong by enhancing child care services


A Consultancy Study on the Long-term Development of Child Care Services is expected to be released at the end of September. To facilitate future discussion on providing better child care options and support, perhaps we can start with reassessing existing child care services.