Women in Hong Kong

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Traditionally, women in Hong Kong have been situated within the context of Chinese family and society, in which they were treated the same as Mainland women or Taiwanese women.[1] However, there are cultural differences between Mainland Chinese citizens and citizens of Hong Kong. During the British colonial period, the emergence of Western culture (i.e. "Westernization") created a mix of traditional Chinese culture and Western values. This created a unique culture of Hong Kong. Along with the rapid economic and social development of Hong Kong since the end of the Second World War, there has been a significant improvement in the social status of women. However, the male-dominant social structure still persists in some aspects of women's lives.

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Women in Hong Kong
General Statistics
Maternal mortality (per 100,000)NA (2010)
Women in parliament15.7% (2012)
Women over 25 with secondary education68.7% (2010)
Women in labour force51.0% (2011)
Gender Inequality Index
ValueNR (2012)
RankNR
Global Gender Gap Index
ValueNR (2012)
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During the past three decades, women in Hong Kong have become more financially independent, assertive, and career-focused. With the increased number of women in professional and managerial positions in recent decades, especially since the enactment of anti-discrimination laws since the mid-1990s, the terms "female strong person" or "superwomen" are being used to describe women in Hong Kong.[2]

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