It is an issue of debate whether an policy on ageing currently exists or has ever existed in Hong Kong. Formal government concern for older persons' welfare started in the early 1970s, when the growing population of older persons began to stir official interest in formulating a policy for the welfare of the elderly in general and needy older persons in particular. Such interest has progressed intermittently over the subsequent three decades, although a comprehensive and applied policy is still to emerge.
|Title of host publication||Ageing and long-term care : national policies in the Asia-Pacific|
|Publisher||Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; International Development Research Centre|
|Number of pages||45|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|