A trend study of the older people in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
A trend study of the older people in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Professor Chi, Iris   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Boey Kam Weng   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
18
Start Date
1994-12-01
Completion Date
1996-05-31
Amount
344000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 320/94H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1994/1995
Status
Completed
Objectives
The elderly people in Hong Kong are not a static group and their living conditions have changed rapidly in the last few years; will these changing trends be continuing, and what are the factors leading to these changing trends, and how could our society prepare for these changes? Without sufficient information on the changing trends, many public policies, health care and social services may be irrelevant or inappropriate when introduced; we plan to make a systematic study of this cohort, the results ofwhich will inform public policy making and give us insight into the nature of our society.