'I Am Not Leaving Home': Post-80s' Housing Attitudes and Aspirations in Hong Kong

17 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2014

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Jing Li

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Li, Jing, 'I Am Not Leaving Home': Post-80s' Housing Attitudes and Aspirations in Hong Kong (July 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2347914 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2347914

Jing Li (Contact Author)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( email )

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