Research on Poverty, Discrimination and Social Exclusion Part 2: The Poverty and working Situation of Women in Remote Areas
The discussion on “Who need the aid most?” even triggered contradiction within the society. As these thoughts cannot effectively approach the causes of poverty, and cannot thoughtfully observe the situation of the poverty, the problem of discrimination and the relationship between them from the perspective of social structure, in order to let both public and related government departments can have an in depth understanding to the situation of people in poverty, promote a rational discussion on the problem of poverty in the society, remedy the insufficiency of current social policies, strengthen the common ground on solving poverty in the society and to alleviate poverty more effectively by stating clear the causes of poverty, The Office of Ronny Tong, Legislative Council Member and Prof. Wong Hung from the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong jointly carried out a research focusing on the problem of poverty and social discrimination.
This press conference is the second part of the research report, which is about the situation of poverty, discrimination and exclusion suffered by the women in remote areas, and will mainly focus on the first two situations. The research was carried out between July and September 2006, and employed “quota sampling method”. A total of 706 women, aged 21 to 64 and who live in Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai, Fan Ling, Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Yuen Long, were interviewed. We also invited 5 women from the above districts to have an interview with us, in order to have a more in-depth understanding about their views and opinion on the findings of the questionnaire.