Dr. KOO Ching-hua, Anita
Tel : 2766 4945
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D.Phil. in Sociology (Oxford)
M.Phil. in Sociology (HKU)
Class Inequality and Mobility; Sociology of Education; Youth and Family
2012. ‘Is there any chance to get ahead? Education aspiration and expectations of migrant families in China,’ in British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33(4): 547-564.
2011. ‘Parenting Style and Youth Outcome in the UK’ (with T.W. Chan) in European Sociological Review, 27(3):364-384.
2011. ‘Professionalization of the Shipping Industry via Postgraduate Studies’ (with A. Ng and A. Pallis) in Ocean and Coastal Management, 54(5):364-373.
2009. ‘Family in Flux: Benchmarking Family Changes in Hong Kong Society’ (with T. Wong) in Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 4: 47-56.
2009. ‘The Added-Values and Motivations of Embarking on Postgraduate Maritime Studies’ (with J. Ho and A. Ng) in Transport Policy, 16(5): 251-258.
‘A Mega-world Factory Fills up with Young Workers: Monopoly Capital, Foxconn Production and the New Generation of Chinese Migrant Workers’, (with N. Pun) paper submitted for journal publication in Jan 2012: currently under review
Aug 2012. ‘Vocational education and the new generation of working class in China’, Paper presented in the 2nd ISA Forum of Sociology in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dec 2010. ‘Student or Labour? – Expansion of vocational schools and the growing number of student workers in Chinese factories’, Paper presented in the 12th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association in Hong Kong Baptist University.
Sept 2010. ‘Teachers in migrant schools: Care workers who have low status and low income in Chinese cities’, Paper presented in BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference 2010 in University of Brighton, England.
March 2010. ‘The interaction of migration and education policies: a process of social reproduction among migrant children in China.’ Paper presented in the Li & Fung Social Policy Summit in The Peking University.
Jan 2010. ‘A process of social reproduction: limited education opportunities for the second generation of rural-urban migrants in China.’ Paper presented in the 5th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong in The University of Hong Kong.
July 2008. ‘Education for Migrant Children in Mainland China – Problem and policy.’ Paper presented in International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) 34th Congress in Durban, South Africa.
July 2007. ‘Parenting Style and Students’ Academic Performance.’ (with T. W. Chan) Paper presented in British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) 2007 Conferences in University of Essex, England.
Others (research manuscripts in progress)
‘The truly disadvantaged: Return migrant children lack educational resources in rural schools in China’, paper prepared for journal publication
‘Teachers are underpaid: devaluation of care work in a privatized education market of migrant children,’ paper prepared for journal publication
On-going Research Work
2012-2015 ‘Vocational Education and Social Mobility of Migrant Youth in China’, RGC General Research Fund, HKG
2012-2014 ‘Learning to Labour: Education and Social Reproduction of Working Class’, Internal Competitive Grant, HK Polytechnic University.
2011-2013 ‘Vocational Education and Social Reproduction of Working Class among Migrant Youth in China’, Internal Competitive Grant, HK Polytechnic University.
2010-2013 ‘Forging New Trans-border Links: Social/Community Economies (SCEs) in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD)’, RGC Strategic Public Policy Research Fund, HKG
2008-2013 ‘The Formation of Working Class Community: Labor, Gender and Space under Dormitory Labour System in China’, Large-scale research project grant, HK Polytechnic University.