Backchat – Incentives boosting birth rate – Oct 17

On Backchat, we’ll talk about government’s incentives to encourage couples to make babies. Should Hong Kong follow other countries like Singapore paying families to have babies? What do you think of tax rebates or cash handouts?
Peter Wong, Executive Director, Lion Rock Institute
Prof Ho Lok-sang, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University
Anthony Wong, Chief Research Officer, Hong Kong Council of Social Service

On Backchat, we’ll talk about government’s incentives to encourage couples to make babies. Should Hong Kong follow other countries like Singapore paying families to have babies? What do you think of tax rebates or cash handouts?

Presenters:

Danny Gittings and Mike Rowse

Guests:

Peter Wong, Executive Director, Lion Rock Institute

Prof Ho Lok-sang, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies, Lingnan University

Anthony Wong, Chief Research Officer, Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Link: http://programme.rthk.org.hk/channel/presenters/programme.php?name=radio3/backchat&d=2013-10-17&p=514&e=236221&m=episode