The social capital of new arrival women (NAW) in Hong Kong

Sunday San-kiu TSOI, Annie Hau-nung CHAN

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Abstract

Much attention has been paid in the last decade to the social capital of women, immigrants, and ethnic minorities (Portney & Berry, 1997; Seron & Fressi, 1995; Stanton,Salazar, 1997; Zhou & Bankston, 1994). However, there is very little research on the social capital of immigrants from mainland China in Hong Kong, in particular on that of female immigrants who came under the “family re-union policy”. After reunification with the mainland in 1997, the Hong Kong government officially addressed these female immigrants as "new arrival women" (NAWs) instead of as new immigrants. This study explores the kinds of social capital NAWs possess and the accessibility of various types of social capital for these women.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese women and their cultural and network capitals
EditorsKhun Eng KUAH-PEARCE
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherMarshall Cavendish Academic
Chapter8
Pages195-222
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9789812102935
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameAisan Women and Society Series
PublisherMarshall Cavendish Academic

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Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the 1st International Symposium on "Chinese Women and Their Network Capital", University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 20-21, 2002.

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TSOI, S. S., & CHAN, A. H. (2004). The social capital of new arrival women (NAW) in Hong Kong. In K. E. KUAH-PEARCE (Ed.), Chinese women and their cultural and network capitals (pp. 195-222). (Aisan Women and Society Series). Marshall Cavendish Academic.