Occupation, Policy and Generation - a Sociological Study of the Housing Status of Mainlanders

Project Details


The purpose of this proposal is to study Mainlanders’ housing status in terms of occupation and generation,so as to explore the complexities involving ethnicity, class and generation. For most of the Mainlanders andtheir Taiwan-born descendants, “settling down” in an irreversible immigration process. However, how dothey settle down in terms of living arrangement or housing issue? What matters could include long-termhistorical circumstances and international political-economic structure, personal demographic andsocio-economic attributes such as age, education, occupation type, rank, living area etc., political clientelism,housing regulation and policy, generation pattern etc. Occupation, policy and generation are the threeindependent variables in this proposal. Analysis will be focused on the housing status of Mainlanders as adependent variable. Literature review and in-depth field interview account for the major methods for datacollection. In short, this study is to explore the social reality and theoretical implication of Mainlanders’housing status, with analyses on the significance of occupation type, regulation policy and generationalpattern.
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • occupation
  • policy
  • generation
  • housing status
  • Mainlanders


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