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According to the results of the 2015 Hong Kong Children’s Happiness Index Survey released by Lingnan University’s Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) today (30 March), the overall Children’s Happiness Index in 2015 dropped noticeably to 6.49 (on a scale of 0 to 10) from 6.74 in 2014.

With funding support from the Hong Kong Early Childhood Development Research Foundation and the assistance of the Public Governance Programme of Lingnan University, the 2015 Children’s Happiness Index survey was conducted following the same methodology as in previous surveys. A total of 9 primary schools and 14 secondary schools (excluding international schools) participated in the survey, involving 1,146 Primary 4 to Secondary 3 students (comprising 428 primary and 718 secondary school students) and 1,509 parents.





  • We thank Henderson Land for the funding that facilitated the commissioning of this project by the HK Early Childhood Development Research Foundation.
  • We thank Centaline Property Agency Ltd for offering us the venue for the press conference.
  • We thank the Public Governance Programme of Lingnan University, and the support of participating schools, parents, and students, for helping with the successful completion of the survey.

HKHI_Children_2015_PressRelease.pdf (681 kB)
2015 Hong Kong Children Index - Press Release

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Ho, L. S., & Early Childhood Development Research Foundation. (2016). HK Children Happiness Index 2015 = 2015年香港兒童快樂指數. Retrieved from