Title

Women employment in colonial Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Contemporary Asia

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

246

Last Page

264

Abstract

Women's participation in the labour market is on the rise, and employment opportunities available to working women have increased greatly. However, working women in Hong Kong are still disproportionately underrepresented in higher status occupations. Despite general improvement in their educational attainment, women are still unequally paid. Their role in the workplace is still very much constrained and impeded by their familial role. Hong Kong women's continuing subordination in the workplace lies in the domination of the Chinese patriarchal family in industrial Hong Kong. Women experience institutional discrimination insofar as other institutions and the public at large also subscribe to culturally entrenched prejudices and discriminatory practices against women. It appears that women's subordinate status will not change in the foreseeable future.

DOI

10.1080/00472330080000151

Print ISSN

00472336

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