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Article: "I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong

Title"I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsLife satisfaction
Ontological security
Self-reliance
Social stigma
Welfare dependence
Issue Date2010
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, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 519-534 How to Cite?
Abstract
This qualitative study explores the welfare recipients' experiences of and attitudes toward the welfare benefit system in Hong Kong. A sample of 19 welfare recipients from six main recipient groups was interviewed, some twice. This study finds that the recipients have strong aspirations to exit the welfare benefit system. The welfare application process is painful; they are strongly stigmatized; they do not have sufficient resources to meet many of their expected needs; and, after all, they have strong ethos for self-reliance. However, they remain in the benefit system. This study looks into this paradox and the challenges facing the welfare benefit system in Hong Kong in terms of providing ontological security on the one hand and promoting self-reliance on the other. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92838
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorWong, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-22T03:02:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-22T03:02:49Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 519-534en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92838-
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores the welfare recipients' experiences of and attitudes toward the welfare benefit system in Hong Kong. A sample of 19 welfare recipients from six main recipient groups was interviewed, some twice. This study finds that the recipients have strong aspirations to exit the welfare benefit system. The welfare application process is painful; they are strongly stigmatized; they do not have sufficient resources to meet many of their expected needs; and, after all, they have strong ethos for self-reliance. However, they remain in the benefit system. This study looks into this paradox and the challenges facing the welfare benefit system in Hong Kong in terms of providing ontological security on the one hand and promoting self-reliance on the other. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.subjectLife satisfactionen_HK
dc.subjectOntological securityen_HK
dc.subjectSelf-relianceen_HK
dc.subjectSocial stigmaen_HK
dc.subjectWelfare dependenceen_HK
dc.title"I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLou, VWQ: wlou@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLou, VWQ=rp00607en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume95en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage519en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, CK=13309898100en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLou, VWQ=9846416500en_HK
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