GGP Hong Kong: the survey about families


Thank you very much for participating! Your Opinion Matters!


Dear Hong Kong resident,

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Center for Aging Science is currently conducting the Hong Kong Generations and Gender Survey (HK-GGS) pilot study. The GGS collects information on key demographic events such as leaving parental home, union formation and dissolution, childbirths, deaths, and family networks. The data that will be collected from this survey will be analyzed by researchers studying changes in society and the survey findings will provide important inputs for policy makers to address pressing societal changes. You can find more detailed information about the study on:

Your address has been chosen for the study using a special mathematical random procedure that ensures representativeness of the study sample. So, for us it is very important that you take part in this survey. We are inviting only one person who lives at this address; he/she is a Hong Kong citizen or permanent resident, and is the person who will celebrate the next birthday, and his/her age is between 18-59.

It will take you 45 minutes to one hour to complete the survey. We would like to request for your utmost patience in completing the survey. Please be ready with the nine-digit code that we have provided for you in our introductory letter to access the survey.

We will keep any information you give us confidential. It will never be possible to identify you personally. Reports and academic research articles using the data generated by the study will make use of aggregate information and individual respondents will not be identified. Your participation is voluntary. You may withdraw your consent at any time and stop participation without penalty. If you have questions about the study, you may contact us at any time through telephone ((852) 3469 2358) or electronic mail (


Dr. Stuart Gietel-Basten

Professor of Social Sciences Director, Center for Aging Science


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