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Article: Familial Effect on Child Poverty in Hong Kong Immigrant Families

TitleFamilial Effect on Child Poverty in Hong Kong Immigrant Families
Authors
KeywordsAssimilation
Children
Family Structure
Human Capital
Immigration
Poverty
Issue Date2013
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2013, v. 113 n. 1, p. 183-195 How to Cite?
Abstract
This study investigated how family context affect poverty disparities between young children of immigrants from the Mainland China and children of local families whose parents were born in Hong Kong using 2006 bicensus data. 12,609 and 12,753 children of immigrant and local families were included in our data analyses. We find higher child poverty rates in immigrant families than in local families. Moreover, we found that family structure (single-parent vs. 2-parent), assimilation (first vs. second generation children of immigrant families), and parental human capital characteristics are significantly associated with the child poverty risk. Surprisingly, the impact of immigrant status on child poverty rates is stronger in 2-parent households than in single-parent households while child poverty declines associated with increasing assimilation defined by generational status of children are greater in 2-parent immigrant families than the corresponding declines in single-parent immigrant families. The implications of our results in intergenerational poverty are discussed. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172304
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2013 Impact Factor: 1.452
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:21:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:21:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2013, v. 113 n. 1, p. 183-195en_US
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172304-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated how family context affect poverty disparities between young children of immigrants from the Mainland China and children of local families whose parents were born in Hong Kong using 2006 bicensus data. 12,609 and 12,753 children of immigrant and local families were included in our data analyses. We find higher child poverty rates in immigrant families than in local families. Moreover, we found that family structure (single-parent vs. 2-parent), assimilation (first vs. second generation children of immigrant families), and parental human capital characteristics are significantly associated with the child poverty risk. Surprisingly, the impact of immigrant status on child poverty rates is stronger in 2-parent households than in single-parent households while child poverty declines associated with increasing assimilation defined by generational status of children are greater in 2-parent immigrant families than the corresponding declines in single-parent immigrant families. The implications of our results in intergenerational poverty are discussed. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_US
dc.subjectAssimilationen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectFamily Structureen_US
dc.subjectHuman Capitalen_US
dc.subjectImmigrationen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.titleFamilial Effect on Child Poverty in Hong Kong Immigrant Familiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-012-0088-7en_US
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dc.identifier.spage183en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChou, KL=7201905320en_US
dc.identifier.citeulike10733436-

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