Policies on ageing and long-term care in Hong Kong

Cheung Ming, Alfred CHAN, David Rosser PHILLIPS

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgeing and long-term care : national policies in the Asia-Pacific
PublisherInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies; International Development Research Centre
Number of pages45
ISBN (Print)9789812301734
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


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