File Download
 
Links for fulltext
(May Require Subscription)
 
Supplementary

Article: "I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong
  • Basic View
  • Metadata View
  • XML View
Title"I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsWong, CK2
Lou, VWQ1
 
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
 
CitationSocial Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 519-534 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8
 
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.
 
ISSN0303-8300
2013 Impact Factor: 1.452
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000273328900012
 
ReferencesReferences in Scopus
 
DC FieldValue
dc.contributor.authorWong, CK
 
dc.contributor.authorLou, VWQ
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-22T03:02:49Z
 
dc.date.available2010-09-22T03:02:49Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
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.
 
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext
 
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 519-534 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8
 
dc.identifier.citeulike5916590
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8
 
dc.identifier.epage534
 
dc.identifier.hkuros171239
 
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000273328900012
 
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300
2013 Impact Factor: 1.452
 
dc.identifier.issue3
 
dc.identifier.openurl
 
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-75749130638
 
dc.identifier.spage519
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92838
 
dc.identifier.volume95
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
 
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
 
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Research
 
dc.relation.referencesReferences in Scopus
 
dc.subjectLife satisfaction
 
dc.subjectOntological security
 
dc.subjectSelf-reliance
 
dc.subjectSocial stigma
 
dc.subjectWelfare dependence
 
dc.title"I wish to be self-reliant": Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong
 
dc.typeArticle
 
<?xml encoding="utf-8" version="1.0"?>
<item><contributor.author>Wong, CK</contributor.author>
<contributor.author>Lou, VWQ</contributor.author>
<date.accessioned>2010-09-22T03:02:49Z</date.accessioned>
<date.available>2010-09-22T03:02:49Z</date.available>
<date.issued>2010</date.issued>
<identifier.citation>Social Indicators Research, 2010, v. 95 n. 3, p. 519-534</identifier.citation>
<identifier.issn>0303-8300</identifier.issn>
<identifier.uri>http://hdl.handle.net/10722/92838</identifier.uri>
<description.abstract>This qualitative study explores the welfare recipients&apos; 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. &#169; Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.</description.abstract>
<language>eng</language>
<publisher>Springer Netherlands. The Journal&apos;s web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&amp;issn=0303-8300</publisher>
<relation.ispartof>Social Indicators Research</relation.ispartof>
<subject>Life satisfaction</subject>
<subject>Ontological security</subject>
<subject>Self-reliance</subject>
<subject>Social stigma</subject>
<subject>Welfare dependence</subject>
<title>&quot;I wish to be self-reliant&quot;: Aspiration for self-reliance, need and life satisfaction, and exit dilemma of welfare recipients in Hong Kong</title>
<type>Article</type>
<identifier.openurl>http://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&amp;issn=0303-8300&amp;volume=95&amp;issue=3&amp;spage=519&amp;epage=534&amp;date=2010&amp;atitle=%27I+wish+to+be+self-reliant%27:+aspiration+for+self-reliance,+need+and+life+satisfaction,+and+exit+dilemma+of+welfare+recipients+in+Hong+Kong</identifier.openurl>
<description.nature>Link_to_subscribed_fulltext</description.nature>
<identifier.doi>10.1007/s11205-009-9524-8</identifier.doi>
<identifier.scopus>eid_2-s2.0-75749130638</identifier.scopus>
<identifier.hkuros>171239</identifier.hkuros>
<relation.references>http://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-75749130638&amp;selection=ref&amp;src=s&amp;origin=recordpage</relation.references>
<identifier.volume>95</identifier.volume>
<identifier.issue>3</identifier.issue>
<identifier.spage>519</identifier.spage>
<identifier.epage>534</identifier.epage>
<identifier.isi>WOS:000273328900012</identifier.isi>
<publisher.place>Netherlands</publisher.place>
<identifier.citeulike>5916590</identifier.citeulike>
</item>
Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong