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Social Mobility in Post-War Hong Kong: Getting Ahead
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Authors: Yi-Lee Wong (University Heights, Hong Kong) 
Book Description:
This book is the first volume of a qualitative study of social mobility over three generations in post-war Hong Kong. The family histories and work-life histories of eighty-nine respondents who were middle-aged middle-class parents – teachers, managers, and their spouses – were collected between 1996 and 1997. This new book examines the processes of social mobility in order to elucidate how social mobility is generated at the micro level and it investigates the consequences of social mobility with a view to illuminating how the system of social stratification could be reproduced or changed over generations. (Imprint: Nova Press)



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Part I: Social Mobility in Post-war Hong Kong: Getting Ahead

Prologue: My Mobility Experience and Aspiration to the Hong Kong Dream

Chapter 1. Social Mobility: Processes and Consequences

Chapter 2. Post-war Hong Kong: Structured Opportunities and Constraints

Chapter 3. Family Strategies for Education: From Class Origin to First Job

Chapter 4. Family Strategies for Career: From First Job to Current Class

Chapter 5. Career Strategies of Respondents and their Siblings: Entry and Advancement

Chapter 6. Career Strategies of Respondents: A Comparison of Teachers and Managers

Chapter 7. Inequality within the Family

Chapter 8. Summary of Part One: Towards an Explanatory Model for Social Mobility

Epilogue: My Obsession with Social Class, Social Inequality, and Social Mobility

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Research Design and Data

Appendix B: Fieldwork: Recruitment and Hidden Injures of Class

Appendix C: Interview Schedule for Respondents

Appendix D: Interview Schedule for Children of Respondents

Appendix E: Invitation Letter for Respondents

Index

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C) 226pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61209-675-9
   Status: AV
  
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