Exploration of the Relationship Between Housing Conditions and Cultural Capital in Hong Kong


Due to the over-population and less land supply, the housing condition in Hong Kong is undersupplied, which leads to nearly 30% were under 25 lived in subdivided flats. Till now, no research study examined the cultural capital and housing conditions among the youngsters. Therefore, this study aims to i) explore the characteristics among the subdivided flats residents; ii) compare the difference in cultural capital in different housing types. 288 respondents were recruited in a cross-sectional quantitative study. The Cultural Capital Scale and socio-demographic factors were collected by self-reported questionnaires. Regarding the family income, 52.4% of respondents earned less than 40,000 HKD. According to the results of ANOVA, there were significant differences in cultural capital between the types of housing, F(3, 279) = 33.73, p < .001. Post hoc analyses were conducted using LSD. The cultural capital in the subdivided flats group (M = 45.39, SD = 5.21) was significantly less than in the public housing group (M = 77.48, SD = 17.16), Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) group (M = 82.38, SD = 12.82) and private housing group (M = 82.01, SD = 14.16). This study provided an insight for advocators and policy makers that more social resources should be allocated to the individuals who are in need.

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Wan Sang Kan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Vanessa Hoi Mei Cheung, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong SAR

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Conference: ACSS2022
Stream: Sociology

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Kan W., & Cheung V. (2022) Exploration of the Relationship Between Housing Conditions and Cultural Capital in Hong Kong ISSN: 2186-2303 – The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-2303.2022.8
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-2303.2022.8

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