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Title: Mobility and work-residence matching for new immigrants in Hong Kong
Authors: Hui, ECM 
Zhong, J
Yu, K
Keywords: Immigrant
Mobility
Work-residence matching
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Habitat international, 2012, v. 36, no. 4, p. 444-451 How to cite?
Journal: Habitat international 
Abstract: Due to their prominence in contributing to Hong Kong's population growth in recent years, new immigrants' housing preference play a crucial role on shaping housing demand. However, previous studies have not focused on their characteristics. This study aims to identify the factors which influence residential mobility and work-residence matching of households with new immigrants, based on the most recent Population census data in Hong Kong. The findings indicate that households which contain Mainland Chinese immigrants are more mobile residentially and have better work-residence matching than those with non-Chinese immigrants. Besides, the work-residence matching preference is stronger for a household with all of its members immigrating to Hong Kong together. In addition, it is found that both district poverty and housing affordability keep households from obtaining better work-residence matching in general. The impact of the latter is particularly remarkable among households with foreign immigrants. These new findings would provide valuable implications for policy and market development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16572
ISSN: 0197-3975
EISSN: 1873-5428
DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.03.003
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