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When the social ladder becomes a slide

Updated: 2016-09-12
By China Daily HK (chinadaily.com.cn)
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Slowing upward social mobility is forcing many HongKongers to tread water.

The younger generation earns less and can expect fewer pay rises than their parents' generation, with many doubtful they can replicate the middle class success story.

Still, others struggle with riskier alternatives to realise their home owning, nuclear family dreams.

In this month's Hong Kong Enquirer, Andrea Deng takes a look at why it's becoming harder for the younger generation, and how they are tackling it.

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