GOOD CHILD CARE
Good child care is related to the future of every family and the city. With an orientation of universal welfare, Shenzhen propels quality care for children. Shenzhen has explored and formed a construction model of nursery institutions which are guided by State-owned enterprises, integrate healthcare with education, are financed either by private companies with governmental subsidies or by the government and operated by private enterprises. Parents also provide support for the institutions that are an integral part of nursery houses and kindergartens.
By the end of 2021, there were 583 nursery institutions, covering 90.4% of the city’s subdistricts.
By the end of 2021, there are 599,500 children in 1,906 kindergartens in the city. Public kindergartens account for more than 50% of the total number of kindergartens.
Shenzhen has always adhered to the strategy that education is a top development priority, fully promoting the "large-scale school construction plan," achieving leap-forward development of higher education, and forming a "Shenzhen model" for vocational education.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, the average annual growth rate of Shenzhen government budgetary spending on education was 24.5%.
The general public budget education expenditure accounted for 20.82% of the general public budget expenditure.
REWARD FOR WORKERS
Shenzhen is committed to creating more and higher-quality employment opportunities, continuously upgrading the employment priority policies and striving to enable laborers to do decent work and achieve all-round development.
12.49 million people were employed in Shenzhen in 2021.
Shenzhen has achieved the goal of safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of laborers, and the city’s protection of wages with its insolvency fund provided timely relief of 150 million yuan, benefiting 14,000 people.
Shenzhen places people’s health as a strategic priority and continues to increase investment in health with the main objectives of “making up shortcomings, strengthening grassroots, building modern facilities and promoting health.”
At the end of 2021, there were 5241 medical institutions in the city, including 162 hospitals, of which 25 are Grade A tertiary hospitals.
Eight hospitals in Shenzhen have been included in the top 100 list in national public hospital performance assessments of similar hospitals.
Shenzhen continues to improve the top-level design of elderly care services, and actively promotes the construction of an integrated medical, recreational and elderly services system to achieve full coverage of health care services for the elderly.
“1336” elderly care service system: Shenzhen aims to build a city-wide unified intelligent senior care service management platform; uniting the power of three parties ‒ government, society and family; provide three kinds of services: basic government protection, home community linkage and institutional professional care; and strengthen services at six levels:city,district, subdistrict, community, neighborhood and family.
Medical institutions at all levels open 100% of green channels for the elderly, and elderly care institutions provide 100% of various medical and health services for the elderly.
ASSISTANCE FOR THE VULNERABLE
Shenzhen promotes the establishment of basic livelihood assistance, special social assistance, and emergency social assistance as the main body, and builds up a tiered classified assistance system to provide orderly participation by social forces.
56.05 million yuan: Shenzhen issued 56.05 million yuan in aid, benefiting 1,585 families with 3,204 people in need in 2021.
To ensure citizens live and work in happiness, Shenzhen has implemented a large-scale housing construction plan, continuing to strengthen housing security as well as service supports in education, transportation, and health care.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), Shenzhen will build and offer 540,000 units of subsidized housing apartments (rooms), 100% of which will be built using assembly-type construction methods and featuring high-grade