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Policies on ageing and long-term care in Hong Kong
Ageing and long-term care : national policies in the Asia-Pacific
  • Cheung Ming, Alfred CHAN, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • David Rosser PHILLIPS, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Document Type
Book chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Publisher
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; International Development Research Centre
Disciplines
Abstract
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.
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Additional Information
ISBN of the source publication: 9789812301734
Citation Information
Chan, A. C. M., & Phillips, D. R. (2002). Policies on ageing and long-term care in Hong Kong. In D. R. Phillips, & A. C. M. Chan (Eds.), Ageing and long-term care: National policies in the Asia-Pacific (pp. 23-67). Singapore; Ottawa: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; International Development Research Centre. Retrieved from https://prd-idrc.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/openebooks/005-5/index.html#page_23