The understated truth about Hong Kong.
Poverty line will be 28th in high of the Committee on poverty reduction will be announced, the Administration will first determine Hong Kong’s poor, about 1.29 million people living below the poverty line. But after the deduction of tax and welfare transfers, namely textbook allowances for the elderly, school children and other relief measures, as well as public housing rental subsidy calculated that the poor will be reduced significantly to 1.29 million. Members considered that the Government should to 1.29 million poor population, establish benchmarks for pro-poor policies.
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Poverty line will be 28 this month CoP high 𥧌 will be published , Territorial Administration will first determine the population living in poverty is estimated that about 129 million people living below the poverty line . However, after deducting taxes and social transfer , that OAA students textbook allowance relief measures , as well as public housing rental subsidies counted 1.29 million poor people will be greatly reduced to 680,000 . Some members believe that the government should be 1.29 million poor people , for the formulation of pro-poor policies benchmarks.
Reporter : Wang Jiawen
CoP high 𥧌 would also announced in 2012 the latest data on poverty in Hong Kong , Mrs Carrie Lam, Chairman of the Commission on Poverty data previously showed comparable with the previous year . Government economic adviser on 26 May 2011 to help the Authority to report the poverty situation in Hong Kong , and analyzes and Statistics Department . It is understood that economic adviser lists three main poverty data . The first is defined by the poverty line , that household income is below the median income for all households as calculated five percent , in 2011 the population of 129 million people in poverty in Hong Kong , Hong Kong people have an average of one every 5.6 poor .
Followed by the tax , one-off relief measures and other pro-poor policies and other cash transfers are included, including WITS , electricity subsidies , poverty will be reduced to 1,010,000 . As for public housing subsidies, economic adviser press RVD market rents for public housing , and then calculate the difference between households actually pay rent , as a government subsidy , there is thus significantly reducing poverty to 680,000 , compared with 129 Wan dropped by almost half .
The first quarter of this year, according to Statistics Department data , a three- monthly household median income is 12,500 yuan five percent , four -person households is approximately 1.54 million. Young family of three living in Tin Shui Wai housing too , household monthly income of about 12,000 yuan , below the poverty line ; However, if the electricity subsidy of $ 1,800 last year , two months rent-free housing and rental subsidies for the difference , the son of a full 3,360 yuan, and Textbook Assistance counted , then have the opportunity to be released from poverty .
Increase household income housing subsidies pulled
It is understood that the current committee members supporting the calculation of public housing subsidies still disagrees . Some members believe that the past 10 years should average market rental housing , in order to reflect changes in rents and the actual amount of subsidy ; also the view that , in recent years, spiraling rents private buildings , expanding the housing subsidy in disguise pulled income tenants should refer to the foreign “ceiling ” practices to three percent as household income can afford the rent ceiling.
Since the calculation of public housing subsidies no consensus , the government temporarily reported data for reference only , and the poverty line after publication temporarily set poverty reduction targets , Mrs Lam also shows no immediate release policy . Some members believe that poor people should be 1,290,000 basis for formulating pro-poor policies .
Although the data reflects the housing is effective poverty reduction measures, but the time required for housing and small quantities.
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