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Current and Recent Research

2019, "Surveys on Youth and and University Students' Perceptions on Development Opportunities in the Greater Bay Area"

2019, 新时代社会主要矛盾转化下广州民生事业发展研究

广州市哲学社会科学规划课题, RMB 50,000.

Investigators: Prof MOK Ka Ho, Dr Genghua Huang

2019, "One Country, Diverse Employment Systems: Measuring Employment Regulations in Sub-national China Based on Employment Protection Legislation Index (EPLI)"

Faculty Research Grant, HK$50,000.00

Investigators: Prof MOK Ka Ho, Dr Genghua Huang


Selected Publications

ARAT, G., & WONG, P. W. C. (accepted). Investigating resilience to facilitate positive mental health among South Asian minority students in Hong Kong. China Journal of Social Work.

ARAT, G., JORDAN, L. P., & WONG, P. W. C. (2019). Exploring the culturally specific factors of mental health in South Asian minority students in Hong Kong. European Journal of Social Work.doi: 10.1080/13691457.2019.1605978

ARAT, G., & WONG, P. W. C. (2019). Examining the association between resilience and risk behaviors among South Asian minority students in Hong Kong: A quantitative study. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(3), 360-372. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2018.1480561

ARAT, G., & WONG, P. W. C. (2018). Integrating resilience and positive youth development for the promotion of positive health behaviours among ethnic minorities: A conceptual framework. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 28(4), 250-263. doi: 10.1080/02185385.2018.1502679 

CHAN, C. K. (2016). Introduction: rebuilding a welfare system for China's mixed economy. In K. Ngok, & C. K. Chan (Eds.), China's social policy: transformation and challenges (pp. 3-13). Abingdon, Oxon: Taylor and Francis.

CHAN, C. K., & LEI, J. (2017). Contracting social services in China: the case of the Integrated Family Services Centres in Guangzhou. International Social Work, 60(6), 1343-1357.

CHAN, C. K., & Lei, J. (2018). Public assistance eligibility and the well-being of poor people in China. Journal of Social Service Research, 44(4), 437-447.

CHUNG, R. Y. N., CHUNG, G. K., GORDON, D., Wong, S. Y., LAU, M. K. W., TANG, M. Y. V., & WONG, H. (2018). Deprivation is associated with worse physical and mental health beyond income poverty: a population-based household survey among Chinese adults. Quality of Life Research, 27(8), 2127-2135.

DANKWAH, K. O., & AMOAH, P. A. (2019). Gauging the dispositions between indigenes, Chinese and other immigrant traders in Ghana: towards a more inclusive society. Asian Ethnicity, 20(1), 67-84.

FORREST, R., & XIAN, S. (2018). Accommodating discontent: youth, conflict and the housing question in Hong Kong. Housing Studies, 33(1), 1-17.

HE, A. J., & HUANG, G. (2015). Fighting for migrant labor rights in the world's factory: legitimacy, resource constraints and strategies of grassroots migrant labor NGOs in South China. Journal of Contemporary China, 24(93), 471-492.

HUDSON, J., KÜHNER, S., & YANG, N. (2014). Productive welfare, the East Asian ‘model’ and beyond: placing welfare types in Greater China into context. Social Policy and Society, 13(2), 301-315.

KÜHNER, S., & CHOU, K. L. (2019). Poverty alleviation, coverage and fiscal sustainability: investigating the effect of a new social pension in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare, 28(1), 89-99.

LAU, K. W. M., GORDON, D., PANTAZIS, C., SUTTON, E., & LAI, L. (2015). Including the views of the public in a survey of poverty and social exclusion in Hong Kong: findings from focus group research. Social Indicators Research, 124(2), 383-400.

LAU, M. K., & Chou, K. (2019). Targeting, universalism and child poverty in Hong Kong. Child Indicators Research, 12(1), 255-275.

LEI, J., & CHAN, C. K. (2019). Does China’s public assistance scheme create welfare dependency? An assessment of the welfare of the Urban Minimum Living Standard Guarantee. International Social Work, 62(2), 487-501.

MOK, K. H. J., & HUANG, G. (2014). Asserting the “public” in welfare provision: a study of resident evaluation and expectation of social services in Guangzhou, China. In Managing social change and social policy in greater China: welfare regimes in transition (pp. 111-125). Routledge.

MOK, K. H. J., KÜHNER, S., & HUANG, G. (2017). The productivist construction of selective welfare pragmatism in China. Social Policy and Administration, 51(6), 876-897.

MOK, K. H., & QIAN, J. (2019). A new welfare regime in the making? Paternalistic welfare pragmatism in China. Journal of European Social Policy, 29(1), 100-114.

Ngok, K. L., & HUANG, G. (2014). Policy paradigm shift and the changing role of the state: the development of social policy in China since 2003. Social Policy and Society, 13(2), 251-261.

Qi, D., & TANG, V. M. Y. (2015). Social assistance programs and child poverty alleviation: a comparison between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 9(1), 29-44.

WEN, Z. V. (2015). Towards solidarity and recognition? Changing social citizenship in China after a decade of social policy development. Asian Journal of Social Science, 43(1-2), 103-124.

WEN, Z. V. (2017). Government purchase of services in China: similar intentions, different policy designs. Public Administration and Development, 37(1), 65-78.

WEN, Z., & NGOK, K. (2018). Governing the poor in Guangzhou: Marginalization and the neo-liberal paternalist construction of deservedness. China Information.

WONG, S. Y., CHUNG, R. Y., CHEN, D., CHUNG, G. K., LI, J., MAK, D., & WONG, H. (2018). What are the financial barriers to medical care among the poor, the sick and the disabled in the Special Administrative Region of China? PLoS ONE, 13(11), e0205794.

YEP, R., & FORREST, R. (2016). Elevating the peasants into high-rise apartments: the land bill system in Chongqing as a solution for land conflicts in China? Journal of Rural Studies, 47, 474-484.

YIP, N. M., FORREST, R., & XIAN, S. (2016). Exploring segregation and mobilities: application of an activity tracking app on mobile phone. Cities, 59, 156-163.