Perceptions of Disadvantaged Youth on Social and Economic Asymmetry: A Case Study in Hong Kong’s New Territories


Many social issues exist for marginalized youth in the New Territories of Hong Kong, despite Hong Kong’s high standard of living. Increasingly, attention is being paid to social mobility of Hong Kong’s younger generations. Youth in the New Territories face academic, economic, social and cultural barriers, in part due to tracking into low-ranked Band 3 schools. In order to better understand these barriers, this study took a phenomenological approach to understanding selected youth’s perceptions and perspectives on these barriers.

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Copyright © 2017 Lehigh University. This article first appeared in FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education 3:3 (2016), 1-15.

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