Economic status of the elderly in Hong Kong: Homogeneous or heterogeneous?

Kee Lee CHOU, Nelson W.S. CHOW, Iris CHI

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Abstract

This article examines the economic status of elderly people in Hong Kong based on data collected by the government. The Hong Kong elderly population is not a homogeneous group, as their economic status is significantly related to their gender, age, marital status, education and employment status.

Se basant sur des données recueillies par le gouvernement, cet article examine le statut économique des personnes âgées à Hong Kong. La population âgée de Hong Kong ne constitue pas un groupe homogène. Les statuts économiques de ces personnes sont reliés de façon significative aux variables de genre, d'âge, de statut marital, d'éducation et de statut d'emploi.

Se examina el estatus económico de las personas mayores en Hong Kong basándose en datos recogidos por el gobierno. La población de mayores en Hong Kong no es un grupo homogéneo, pues su estatus económico está relacionado con el género, la edad, el estado civil, la educación y su estado de empleo. Copyright © 2006 Sage Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-232
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Chou, K.-L., Chow, N. W. S., & Chi, I. (2006). Economic status of the elderly in Hong Kong: Homogeneous or heterogeneous? International Social Work, 49(2), 218-232. doi: 10.1177/0020872806061236

Keywords

  • Economic status
  • Elderly
  • Hong Kong
  • Income

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