2020: The Dilemmas Facing Hong Kong

Quelle:  The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 18 | Issue 2 | Number 2 | Article ID 5337 | Jan 15, 2020
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The Dilemmas Facing Hong Kong’s Generation Y in the Era of Globalization

By Louis Augustin-Jean, Anthea H. Y. Cheung



Abstract 
At a time when the prospects confronting Hong Kong are overshadowed by the combination of the popular movement for democratic rights and the corona virus epidemic that is challenging Hong Kong as well as China, issues of income inequality and declining economic prospects deeply affect the future of Hong Kong youth. This article documents the pattern of growing income inequality with specific reference to educated youth of Generation Y in spheres such as income distribution, the relative stagnation of income of young graduates, and soaring housing prices that make Hong Kong among the most expensive real estate markets in the world.


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