Gender Inequality in Modern Hong Kong Society

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The Title

Gender Inequality
In Modern Hong Kong Society.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS.....................................................................................……….i LIST OF GRAPHS...............................................................................................……...ii LIST OF TABLES...............................................................................................……....ii 1Abstract1

2Thesis Statement2
3Methodology3
4.1Recommendation to Reduce Gender Inequality in Work Place4 4.2Recommendations About Gender Equality in the Education5 4.3Recommendation to Reduce Gender Inequality Within Families6 4.4Recommendation to Reduce Gender Inequality in Media8

4.5Recommendation to Reduce Gender Inequality in Polities10 5Discussion12
5.1Perception of Gender Inequality in Hong Kong Work Place12 5.2Perception of Gender Inequality in Hong Kong Education20 5.3Perception of Gender Inequality Within Family in Hong Kong24 5.4Perception of Gender (In)equality in Hong Kong Media30

5.5Perception of Gender Inequality in Hong Kong Politics34 6Conclusion40
7Works Cited42
8Appendix44
8.1Questionnaire44
8.2Survey Result47

List of Tables
Table 1.Pattern of decision making in the family (%)………………………………..27 Table 2.Women are more suitable for child rearing…………………………………..28 Table 3.Distribution of household labour (%)………………………………………..29 Table 4.Statistics of interviewees’ opinion on media discrimination on female……………………………………………………………………..32 Table 5.Statistic on interviewees’ feeling about gender inequality in media………………………………………………………………………33 Table 6.Percentages of women candidates in some election years……………………39 Table 7.September 2000 Legislative Council elections’ gender statistics ……………………………………………………………………...39

List of Graphs
Graph1.Respondents’ level of agreement regarding unequal pay for equal work Among men and women…………………………………………………….14 Graph 2 Respondents' level of agreement for men have higher job opportunities than women……………………………...……………….15 Graph 3 Respondents’ level of agreement regarding sexual harassment as a kind of gender inequality…………………………………………………..15 Graph 4.Attitude of Respondents towards statement "Men have high positions than women in companies."…………………………………..17 Graph 5.Attitude of respondents toward statement " women have higher opportunity to laid off, when firms are facing restructure."………………….18 Graph 6 Respondents choose most important selection criteria to select employees………………………………………….……………………….20 Graph 7.Suppose you have a son and daughter. How would you spend your money on their education expenditure…………………………..……..…….22 Graph 8.Hong Kong’s birth rate from1996 to 2002……………………………………22 Graph 9:Respondents’ level of agreement of the existence gender inequality within the education system in Hong ……………………………..24 Graph 10 Respondents’ level of agreement regarding men concern about political issues than women……………...……………………………..……38

1Abstract
This research paper analyses how men and women are treated differently in modern Hong Kong society and investigates the degree of gender inequality in the working environment, education system, family, media and politics. For the analyses, information was collected from many sources. We do a survey and find other relevant analysis from either government organizations’ websites or universities’ libraries. On 21st March 2003, a detailed survey was conducted. The sample size of the research is 50 people. The interviewees include 23 middle-aged people (age is over 30) and 27 people aged below 30. In addition, gender compositions of survey are 33 male and 17 female. The studies of the research are based on the interactive communication with the interviewees in order to ascertain their opinions of gender inequality. In general, we discover that people in Hong Kong that have weak sensitivity to gender inequality, for instance, a...
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