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Working or staying home? Child support services could be the answer


The Centre released a study on ‘Developing child support services on all fronts: To facilitate both parenting and employment’ today, with a focus on examining whether there are inadequacies of existing child care services in Hong Kong subsidised by the Government and provided by NGOs for those aged below 6 who are not receiving pre-primary education services. With reference to child care policies implemented by other countries and regions, the Centre has forged policy directions and recommendations that could improve local child support services.

Mainland: Land of opportunity for Hong Kong young people?


Mainland: Land of opportunity for Hong Kong young people?

The Centre released a survey on the ‘Attitudes of Hong Kong Youth towards Seeking Employment in Mainland China’ today that reveals young people’s willingness and factors to consider when seeking employment in mainland China. The survey interviewed 1,001 local young people aged 18 to 29 who have no working experience in the Mainland.


Level up! Let our youth reach for the sky


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre today released a study report on ‘Level Up! Let our youth reach for the sky’, which examines challenges facing young people aged between 15 and 24, particularly on socio-economic changes, education, employment as well as start-up business and its environment in Hong Kong over the past 20 years, and recommends twin sets of ‘Ups’ and ‘Minds’ to help young people.

An economic and social vision is key to Hong Kong’s population policy


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre today released a study on population policy, highlighting the importance of an economic and social vision in encouraging and enabling Hong Kong’s population and labour market to achieve their optimal state.

The study examines the city’s future population and manpower needs to 2030, and maps out areas for deliberating the future direction for Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness.

Social Enterprises in Hong Kong


The Centre released its study ‘Social Enterprises in Hong Kong’ today and put forth six recommendations under three directions, i.e. change of mindset, integration of resources and commercial operation, in the hope of gathering assistance and support for SEs from a wider group of people through new mindset and mode. This will also help to make more effective use of public and social resources.

Survey on Public Perception of the 'Middle Class'


The survey identified a number of criteria that are commonly used to define the ‘middle class’, grouped under five aspects namely economic, human, social and cultural capitals as well as political participation. The findings have sketched an image of the ‘middle class’ in the eyes of Hong Kong people and provided data which might be useful for our future studies such as demographic structure and social mobility.

Practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged


Following an earlier study and a forum on the role of the business sector in combating poverty, the Bauhinia has submitted ‘A practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged’ to the CS’ Office and the Societal Engagement Task Force of the Commission on Poverty. It serves as a quick reference for the business sector in the planning and execution of poverty reduction measures.

Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released today a research report on ‘Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?’, which aims at understanding the poverty issue in Hong Kong. After examining some 1,000 projects for the underprivileged by commercial organisations of different sizes and in various sectors, the report has put forth nine major policy recommendations under three areas, namely education support, employment opportunities and assistance, and awareness building, with the aim of tackling problems facing seven target groups.

Primary care services in the Pearl River Delta


At the Forum on Primary Care Services in the PRD jointly organised by the Centre and the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council today, the Centre released a research study to call for closer working relations and cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland in the healthcare sector.

Covering six major PRD cities, the study aims to enable Hong Kong residents working, studying or retiring in the PRD to have a better understanding of the primary care services in the region, as well as to provide an overview of the current situation and prospects relating to Hong Kong doctors operating in the region.