Financial and Employment Impacts

 

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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