WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Adults aged 65 and older represented 13.3% of Hong Kong’s total population in 2011, and this proportion is projected to reach 30.2% in 2041. While most older adults are able to live independently, approximately 2.5% (roughly 280,500) of community-dwelling older adults require assistance in daily living. According to the Census and Statistics Department, adult children constitute the largest group (37.3%) of informal caregivers, followed by spouses (26.3%) and domestic helpers or nurses (25.6%). When available, daughters provide most care supports for community-dwelling centenarians in Hong Kong.
WHAT ARE OUR OBJECTIVES?
- To examine the effects of caregiving on the economic impacts, specifically financial and employment outcomes, among family caregivers in Hong Kong
- To study the moderating effects of workplace accommodative measures and domestic helpers on family caregivers’ financial and employment outcomes
WHAT ARE WE ADVOCATING?
- Giving more attentions to low income families!
- Promoting workplace accommodative measures!
- Supporting families with domestic helpers on perceived burdens!
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