Society and Demographic Transition › Social Inequalities
Zheng, V., Hsiao, H. H. M., Wan, P. S. & Wong, K. T. W. (2019). Young people’s sense of fairness and social action: A survey analysis of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/2057891119844602
Fairness Hong Kong Macao Social Action Taiwan Youth
Based on a comparative survey conducted in 2016, this article explores the social actions of young people in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao from the perspective of social injustice and social frustration as advanced by Gurr (2011). Applying a two-dimensional model of perceptions of social and individual fairness, it is found that young people in Taiwan and Hong Kong have higher levels of frustration and show greater tolerance and acceptance towards radical confrontational approaches than those in Macao. Furthermore, in Hong Kong, young people with a higher level of both social and individual unfairness display more interest in local politics, are more likely to take part in social movements, and are more inclined to agree to a radical confrontational approach.