Digital money and migration in China: Contemporary monetary practices and imagined economic futures


Grant Data
Project Title
Digital money and migration in China: Contemporary monetary practices and imagined economic futures
Principal Investigator
Dr McDonald, Tom   (Principal investigator)
Duration
30
Start Date
2017-10-10
Completion Date
2020-04-09
Amount
463090
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Money, Internet, Economics, Migration, Communication
Discipline
Anthropology,Sociology
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)
HKU Project Code
27606617
Grant Type
Early Career Scheme (ECS)
Funding Year
2017/2018
Status
Completed
Objectives
1 To obtain an understanding of whether, and if so how, digital forms of money impact upon the form, frequency and nature of remittances being sent by migrant labourers, and any associated effects on social relationships. 2 To document attitudes toward, and practices of, digital money use (or planned use) by migrant labourers for saving, investment and entrepreneurial activities, including how such practices relate to economic wellbeing in their own envisioned futures. 3 To observe and record any ways in which everyday consumptive practices of migrant labourers are being reshaped by the use of digital money, and the social implications thereof. 4 To assess whether, and if so in what way, the above objectives are experienced differently by migrants according to generational and gender variables.