Project Details

Early Fatherhood among Returnees in Hong Kong: Spousal Relations, Childrearing and Work

The research adopts a qualitative approach to explore how Chinese returnees make sense of and ‘do’ fatherhood. Our ethnographic fieldwork includes participant observation and in-depth interviews with 24 whole-family case studies. The study aims to capture complex family dynamics and will contribute to new methods in family research in Hong Kong by examining the changes affecting men within the context of the family, rather than a mere focus on women, which has been the traditional way in family studies.

Commencement Date : 2015/3
Completion Date : 2017/2
Chief Investigator(s) : Ngan, Lok Sun Lucille *
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華 [SSC]
Keyword(s) : Chinese return migration   Multiple masculinities   Work-family balance   Hybridity   New fatherhood  

*Investigator from an outside institution/organization

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