'I Am Not Leaving Home': Post-80s' Housing Attitudes and Aspirations in Hong Kong
17 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2014
Date Written: July 1, 2014
This working paper provides preliminary insights into the housing attitudes and aspirations of Hong Kong’s post-80s generation. In particular, the concern is why Hong Kong’s younger generation faces a similar situation to that of many other countries: a failure to launch (i.e., from parental home to independent living) among young adults. A number of factors contribute to this phenomenon, such as demographic structure, social cognition, and behavioural characteristics. Yet our survey suggests that economic constraints are probably the major reason to account for young people’s late departure from parental home.
Keywords: post-80s generation, housing attitudes and aspirations, Hong Kong
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