Title

Cross-border retirement migration plan in Hong Kong middle-aged adults

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Habitat International

Publication Date

9-1-2007

Volume

31

Issue

3-4

First Page

366

Last Page

374

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

Adults, Cross-border retirement migration, Hong Kong

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine factors affecting cross-border retirement migration plans in Hong Kong using a life-course model as the framework. Data were based on a representative random sample of 1867 adults aged between 45 and 59, who were interviewed in person in 2001. About 6.7% of these respondents planned to migrate to Mainland China after retirement or when they become older. Those who planned to migrate to Mainland China (n=126) were more likely to be male, to be employed in white-collar occupations, to have attained higher levels of education, and to possess non-self-occupied properties, but less likely to live with adult children than those who did not plan to migrate at all (n=1699). The Government must examine and anticipate the socio-economic impact of this future retirement migration on Hong Kong and formulate measures to effectively reduce its negative consequences.

DOI

10.1016/j.habitatint.2007.06.001

Print ISSN

01973975

Funding Information

Support for this research was provided by the Research Grant Council (HKU 7295/04H, HKU 7004-PPR20051, and HKU 7420/05H). {HKU 7295/04H, HKU 7004-PPR20051, HKU 7420/05H}

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Additional Information

The data were made available by the Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

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Recommended Citation

Chou, K.-L. (2007). Cross-border retirement migration plan in Hong Kong middle-aged adults. Habitat International, 31(3-4), 366-374. doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2007.06.001

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