An empirical review on child poverty alleviation policies and programmes in Hong Kong : strategic change on school-based and community-based projects: 香港兒童扶貧政策及計劃文獻回顧 : 學校為本及社區為本計劃的策略改變

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Abstract

In the concluding observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (2005) on China’s second periodic report, submitted on 27 June 2003, the HKSAR Government received a “warning” regarding children’s standard of living, in paragraph 72:“…despite the economic achievements of HKSAR, the Committee remains concerned at the existence of child poverty among vulnerable populations such as the unemployed, immigrants and single parent families…”. It has been almost 8 years since the HKSAR Government received this “warning”, but the child poverty rate is still alarming and has seen no significant decrease. This paper reviews the severity and impact of child poverty in Hong Kong, examines existing child poverty alleviation policies and programmes, and makes suggestions for strategic changes to school-based and community-based projects to increase the chances of poor primary school-aged children’s to have a better life when they enter young adulthood.

聯合國兒童權委員會 (2005) 曾就香港兒童的生活質素向香港特區政府發出「警告」,指出對成長於弱勢群體如失業、新移民及單親家庭的貧窮兒童狀況表示關注。可是八年後,香港的兒童貧窮率及生活狀況仍然令人擔憂。本文剖析香港兒童扶貧政策及計劃並就學校及社區為本計劃的策略提出建議,冀望幫助貧窮兒童在踏入成年時有較佳的發展。
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-137
Number of pages17
Journal青年研究學報 = Journal of Youth Studies
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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single parent family
standard of living
adulthood
primary school
immigrant
China
economics

Keywords

  • Child poverty
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Evaluation
  • School-Based
  • Community-Based
  • 兒童貧窮
  • 扶貧
  • 評估
  • 學校為本
  • 社區為本

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