Early Career Researchers Network in
Asian Higher Education Studies

Higher Education-to-Work transitions of South Asian Ethnic Minority Youths in Hong Kong

Date: June 25, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 15:00 to 16:00 (Hong Kong time)

Chair & Discussant: Dr. Jin JIANG Hong Kong Baptist University

Presenter: Ms Arfeen BIBI The University of Hong Kong


Existing literature has identified certain structural, social and cultural roadblocks along the education and career trajectories of ethnic minority youth in Hong Kong. However, recent years have witnessed improvements in higher education participation that have resulted from policy interventions and pressure from non-government organizations. Against this backdrop, this qualitative-dominant study aims to explore the challenges and opportunities along the academic pathways and work transitions of some South Asian ethnic minority youths in higher education and fresh graduates. During the presentation, findings from three phases of the transition process, i.e. job-preparation, job-seeking and job-attainment will be discussed. With reference to the research framework, some initial analysis on how these youths negotiate their experiences and the subsequent labor market outcomes will also be presented.

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