Gender differences of the generation y towards geographical mobility by work : cases in family change

Hong-kin KWOK

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

We define Generation Y as the demographic cohort from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. People who belong to the Generation Y in mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR were selected as samples. 30 samples from Nanjing, Guangzhou and the Hong Kong SAR were selected by the "snowball sampling method" for in-depth interviews in order to understand their behavioral patterns in geographical mobility by work and their encounters. Each city covers 10 cases. Through the in-depth interviews, we would like to understand their behavioral pattern through work to internal or external migration. The findings provide a glimpse on background and reasons for geographical mobility through work, how family change impacts on their behavioral patterns, and their encounters in work in the host community. The reasons why gender differences were found in geographical mobility and how family care and family relationship affected their behavior were discussed in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of the Humanities
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Geographical Mobility
Gender Differences
In-depth Interviews
Hong Kong
Cohort
Demographics
Family Relationships
1990s
Sampling
1970s
Mainland China

Keywords

  • Generation Y
  • Family Change
  • Geographical Mobility
  • China

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In: International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 9, No. 12, 2013, p. 203-212.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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