The Problem of Aging Population in Hong Kong

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THE PROBLEM OF
POPULATION AGEING
IN HONG KONG
………………………………………………………………………………..What can we do for it ?

Number of Older Persons, 1961 to 2006
1000000
800000
600000
400000
65+

200000

2006

2001

1996

1991

1986

1981

1976

1971

1966

0
1961

Number

Year

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Content

Page

Introduction

3

Vision, Mission and Definition

4

1

2

The Population Structure of Hong Kong
Introduction of Population Structure in Hong Kong
1.1 Birth rate and Death rate
1.2 More about Population ageing in Hong Kong

5
6
6

The effects of ageing population
2.1 Economics effects
2.2 Effects on public medical services
2.3 Effects on Comprehensive Social Security Assistance
Scheme (CSSA)

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11
12

3

Effects on Elder abuse

15

4

The Elderly-continue to increase in the furture?

16

5

Ways to relieve the ageing population

17

6

Conclusion

18

List of reference

19

Member List

19

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INTRODUCTION
Population ageing is constituted by a shift in the distribution of a country's population towards greater ages. Thus an increase in the population's mean or median age, a decline in the fraction of the population composed of children, or a rise in the fraction of the population that is elderly are all aspects of population ageing. Nowadays, population ageing is taking place in many developed countries; it has become a world-wide phenomenon, which causes many serious problems to the society. Hong Kong is prosperous. Nowadays, the quality of life of residents here becomes rampant year by year. However, Hong Kong is also suffering from the problem of the population ageing. The population of Hong Kong is currently ageing at a moderate pace. The proportion of population aged 65 and over has increased from 9.8% in 1995 to 12.1% in 2005. Besides, as the baby boomers start to become older persons in the middle of the next decade, the population will age at a relatively fast pace in Hong Kong. The proportion of population aged 65 and over is projected to increase to 26.8% in 2033. The problem of population ageing can cause many negative effects to the society. For example, an a geing population will have some negative impacts on the labor force as it will lower the average productivity of labor in Hong Kong. Also, it will increase the burden on medical services in Hong Kong. As a result, we should take the problem of population ageing seriously.

Why is population ageing so serious in Hong Kong? What problems will be caused by population ageing? What should the government do to relieve the problem? We will discuss it later on. This Project will discuss the past, present and future trends of the age structure of Hong Kong, with emphasis on ageing of the population and its impacts on the labor force, medical services and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme (CSSA).

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VISION, MISSION & DEFINITION
Vision:
To investigate the past, present and future trends of the age structure of Hong Kong, with emphasis on ageing of the population and its impacts on the labor force, medical services and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme (CSSA).

Mission:



To prove the existence of population ageing.
To analyze the problems caused by the population ageing.



To estimate the future trends of the age structure of Hong Kong and give suggestions to relieve the problem of population ageing.

Definition:


Population ageing: Population ageing is constituted by a shift in the distribution of a country's population towards greater ages. Thus an increase in the population's mean or median age, a decline in the fraction of the population composed of children, or a rise in the fraction of the population that is elderly are all aspects of population ageing.



Labor force: The labor force refers to the land-based non institutional population aged 15 and over who satisfy the criteria for inclusion in the...
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