Envisioning the invisibles :an examination of causes and challenges of homelessness in Hong Kong
Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University
Sociology Seminar Series 2022-2023
11:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
LYH310, Lau Lee Yuen Haan Amenities Building
Sociology and Social Policy
The situation of homeless people in Hong Kong has not been examined in detail Using the largest territory wide survey of the Homeless in Hong Kong, the 'Homeless Outreach Population Estimation Hong Kong 2015' and the 'Hong Kong Homeless Census 2021' the demographic background, causes of homelessness and mental health status of homeless people are investigated The results highlight that structural factors such as housing and employment are crucial in causing homelessness The COVID 19 pandemic demonstrates a further impact on the homeless population Moreover, logistic regressions were used to investigate the association between mental health and other key factors, including demographic background, economic indicators, COVID 19 worries, government measures, and respect by others The determinants of anxiety and depression of homeless people in Hong Kong are examined It urges the government to implement progressive housing policies and homeless friendly policies and increase homeless outreach and health service resources
Chan, S. M. (2023, October 27). Envisioning the invisibles: An examination of causes and challenges of homelessness in Hong Kong [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/962/