China Daily: Multi-pronged strategy needed to tackle city’s labor-shortage crisis


In an article published by China Daily Hong Kong, Stuart Gietel-Basten, Associate Professor of Social Science and Public Policy at HKUST, discussed the importance of a more comprehensive study of migrants as a source of the labor force. Hong Kong, like some other Asian economies, is confronting an aging population problem caused by low fertility rates in combination with high life expectancy, and this problem leads to shortages of labor.

Although the city has already taken measures to liberalize immigration policy, more needs to be done, for example, further simplification of immigration and settlement processes and more proactive recruitment abroad.

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