Community disorganization in Tang Village

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China
Subtitle of host publicationA Social and Behavioral Approach
EditorsZhanguo Liu, T. Wing Lo
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter4
Pages41-55
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-28615-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-25118-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameRoutledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

Abstract

The public insecurity of Tang Village can be attributed to social disorganization. Low income, high residential mobility, and high population heterogeneity resulted in low social cohesion. Most migrant workers came from a relatively low educational background and worked in factory jobs with low wages. The financial strains that they experienced promoted criminal behaviors. Their accommodation was typically acquired through lease or provided by their employer. They would move into a different residence when they changed jobs. The high level of residential mobility made it difficult for the members of the community to develop long-lasting connections. A higher level of home security was unwelcomed by the house lessors because it would increase their investment costs.

Citation Format(s)

Community disorganization in Tang Village. / Liu, Zhanguo; Lo, T. Wing.

Understanding Crime in Villages-in-the-City in China: A Social and Behavioral Approach. ed. / Zhanguo Liu; T. Wing Lo. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020. p. 41-55 (Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)Chapter in research book/monograph/textbook (Author)