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Public Policy Research Funding Scheme invites research proposals

     The Central Policy Unit (CPU) today (April 15) announced that the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme will include the subjects "labour participation of women" and "labour participation of mature persons" as new indicative research areas with immediate effect, to encourage academics and researchers to conduct policy research on labour force participation by these two groups. Eligible applicants are invited to apply.

     In light of the ageing population and shrinking labour force, the CPU encourages academics and researchers to identify factors that affect local women and mature persons in joining and exiting the labour force, and explore any effective policies and measures to encourage them to re-join the labour force or postpone their retirement. Research proposals from tertiary institutions and think tanks are welcome.

     Details of the PPR Funding Scheme, including the eligibility criteria, the indicative research areas, the composition of the Assessment Panel and other information can be found on the CPU website ( Applicants should complete the specified application form and submit it to the CPU, preferably by email (email:

Ends/Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:00


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