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Cohesive unit when facing crisis and all members stay physically and mentally healthy Happy family: Spending quality time with other family members Harmonious family: Absence of conflicts and effective communication among family members Suggestions to promote family 3Hs Lack preventive approach in promoting family 3Hs Provide family-friendly workplace policy Launch public education campaigns for promoting marriage and relationship skills Establish a platform for mobilizing community resources to foster a positive family 3Hs environment View Large Theme 1: Changes in family structure About half of the leaders felt that increased number of cross-border families and changes in family composition have altered both family structures and relationships.
During —, Hong Kong was administered by the British government until the handover in [ 11 ]. Family structure in Hong Kong has been gradually changing for the past 30 years since China has adopted the open door policy which greatly increased the supply of cheap labourers.
In addition, the massive relocation of industrial activities across the border to the Pearl River Delta to find a supply of cheap labour and low-priced industrial sites brings a lot of Hong Kong people to work or operate business in mainland China.
Consequently, their spouse and children stay in Hong Kong [ 12 ]. The lengthy stays in China makes maintaining a family relationship difficult as described by a leader: The current working environment is changing: Nowadays, many people work in China. Those people only come back to Hong Kong to join their family twice every month.
Their children seem to grow up in a single-parent family. M, a social service provider, middle SES area. Another concern related to the change of family structure is cross-border marriages.
As a result, the number of cross-border families is increasing. Since wives from mainland China usually are the last ones to reunite with their families in Hong Kong, the separated family life and the subsequent reunion challenges family well-being [ 1415 ].
We foresee cross-border families would become the prevailing family composition. This challenges parent-child relationships and spousal relationship.
J, a social service provider, high SES area. Leaders also mentioned how changes in family living composition impacted on family well-being.
Such living composition often results in an increase in family violence which includes child abuse and elder abuse. There are also increased conflicts between in-law and out-law relationships and between cross-generational relationships.
E, a district councilor, low SES area.
On the whole, these respondents emphasized how the changes in family structure influence family relationship. Leaders were concerned that cross-border familial relations and cross-generational living composition will cause either increased alienation or conflicts among family members, which in turn adversely affect family 3Hs.
Economic situation Price inflation was most frequently cited by about one-third of the leaders as the most pressing social problem in Hong Kong because it poses a grave financial burden to many local families.
Several leaders highlighted the situation: Price inflation including a rise in prices of food and miscellaneous goods affect families of all socioeconomic levels, especially the low SES group.
The recent decline of stock prices creates much pressure on some middle-class families, such as a decrease in the purchasing power.
Q, a district councilor, low SES area. Due to the rise in property prices, many families worked hard in order to earn enough money to purchase or rent an apartment, which results in a lot of stress and unhappiness. X, an education provider, high SES area. The high housing demand and restricted land supply have driven property prices to an unrealistic level [ 16 ].
Coupled with high inflation, many Hong Kong companies have been on the verge of bankruptcy due to the global financial crisis in [ 17 ]. Consequently, many employees had their salaries reduced in order to keep the jobs.
The decline in purchasing power of family income was considered to be one of the barriers to sustain family happiness. Those of low SES were especially hard hit by the economic hardship.
Evidently, income loss, insufficient financial resources and economic strain lower family satisfaction. Due to the advancement of information technology, teenagers know more about the updated products, and they want to have them.
This causes family conflicts ….
They never show any understanding.Casey says, “Having a bigger family that is loving and caring comes with good and bad.” She recognizes that goodwill is needed on everyone’s part to make it work.
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