Determinants of perceived integration among Chinese migrant mothers living in low-income communities of Hong Kong : Implications for social service practitioners

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-675
Journal / PublicationInternational Social Work
Volume57
Issue number6
Online published16 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Abstract

With visions of a better life through transnational marriage, women immigrants are often quickly disappointed when they are faced with social isolation as a result of heavy household responsibilities. The current study investigates 506 Chinese migrant mothers living in areas of concentrated poverty in Hong Kong. Using path analysis the study examines how several exogenous variables, such as marital contentment, household finances, and social support, predict perceived integration into the host society, and how hope for a better future might mediate the relationship between these variables and perceived integration. The results of the study have implications for social service practice in low-income neighborhoods.

Research Area(s)

  • China, Hong Kong, household finances, low-income neighborhood, marital contentment, social support, women immigrants

Citation Format(s)

Determinants of perceived integration among Chinese migrant mothers living in low-income communities of Hong Kong: Implications for social service practitioners. / Ho, Wing-Chung; Tjia, Linda Yin Nor; Wu, Joseph.
In: International Social Work, Vol. 57, No. 6, 11.2014, p. 661-675.

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