Hong Kong Elderly

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Social Research, Year 1, Individual commentary (commentary 2)
Chen ZhuKuang Kay 20026379


Nowadays, the problem of the aging population has become increasingly serious in Hong Kong. According to the report published by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012, about 18.2 percent of Hong Kong's population is now over sixty years old, and until 2036, the elderly population will become more than 31 percent. However, in such a grim situation, the Hong Kong Government has a serious shortage of housing policy for the elderly, for example, about the elderly living in temporary housing, according to the Housing Society's report, more than 10,000 elderly people live in temporary housing, It can be seen that the problem of the elderly
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The report cited some of the existing elderly housing schemes in Hong Kong, such as Elderly Persons Priority Scheme and Families with Elderly Persons Priority Scheme. In addition, the report also refers to the Social Welfare Department and Community Support Services, these two government organizations are about giving care to the elderly. Of course, in addition to the success of the policy, the report also mentioned some examples of failure policy, such as in 2003, the government allows the private developers help to build the housing for the elderly, but because of government failures led to the failure policy. The report is doing very well at this part because it compares the successes and failures of the housing policy for the elderly in Hong…show more content…
But at the same time, some of the parts of the report still have somewhat inadequate, for example, in the research methodology part, when the questionnaire is designed, the questions of the questionnaire are not diversified, which is worth improving.


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