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Article: The roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong
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TitleThe roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong
 
AuthorsChou, KL1
Chow, NWS1
 
KeywordsChina
Economic integration
Human capital
New immigrants
Social capital
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/habitatint
 
CitationHabitat International, 2009, v. 33 n. 4, p. 340-346 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2008.08.001
 
AbstractAlthough it has been hypothesized in the literature that both human capital and social capital are important for the economic performance of new immigrants, few studies have examined these relationships empirically, especially in understudied populations such as Chinese populations. This study simultaneously examines the roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong, using a random sample of immigrants. In the early stage of immigration (less than 6 months after arrival), we find little support for the presumed positive effects of both human capital and social capital on employment status among new arrivals in Hong Kong. Follow-up studies are underway to investigate the dynamic relationship between social capital and economic integration in this group of new arrivals, and whether social capital, especially friendship networks, plays a more important role in the economic integration of new immigrants 1 or 2 years after arrival. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
ISSN0197-3975
2013 Impact Factor: 1.577
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.917
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2008.08.001
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000267649500005
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
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dc.description.abstractAlthough it has been hypothesized in the literature that both human capital and social capital are important for the economic performance of new immigrants, few studies have examined these relationships empirically, especially in understudied populations such as Chinese populations. This study simultaneously examines the roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong, using a random sample of immigrants. In the early stage of immigration (less than 6 months after arrival), we find little support for the presumed positive effects of both human capital and social capital on employment status among new arrivals in Hong Kong. Follow-up studies are underway to investigate the dynamic relationship between social capital and economic integration in this group of new arrivals, and whether social capital, especially friendship networks, plays a more important role in the economic integration of new immigrants 1 or 2 years after arrival. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
 
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dc.identifier.citationHabitat International, 2009, v. 33 n. 4, p. 340-346 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2008.08.001
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.917
 
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dc.subjectChina
 
dc.subjectEconomic integration
 
dc.subjectHuman capital
 
dc.subjectNew immigrants
 
dc.subjectSocial capital
 
dc.titleThe roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong