LAU Ka Wai Maggie, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 146 Scopus Citations
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Maggie Lau obtained her PhD from the University of York, UK. Prior to joining Lingnan University, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the City University of Hong Kong. She has extensive research and teaching experience in development and policy studies, poverty and social exclusion, children and youth well-being. Her publications have appeared in Social Indicators Research, Child Indicators Research, Children and Youth Services Review, Health Policy, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Review, and Nicotine and Tobacco Research. She is the guest editor of the special issue ‘Poverty in a Rich Society: The Case of Hong Kong’ for the China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China (Fall 2015). She is also the co-editor of Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition (with Ka Ho Mok, Routledge, 2014), and Poverty in a Rich Society (with David Gordon, the Chinese University Press, 2017). She led the Poverty and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong ( project (with David Gordon), funded by the Research Grants Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. She is the co-investigator of the Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) funded project on Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong: A Multi-disciplinary and Longitudinal Study.

Research interests

Poverty, Social Exclusion, Child Poverty, Child Well Being, Adolescent health behaviours

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Hong Kong Social Sciences
Poverty Medicine & Life Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
well-being Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
exclusion Social Sciences
China Medicine & Life Sciences
living standard Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1998 2019

Children’s and Adults’ perceptions of child necessities in Hong Kong

LAU, M. K. W., GORDON, D., ZHANG, M. F. & BRADSHAW, J., 20 Aug 2019, In : Social Policy and Administration.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Hong Kong
social deprivation

Personal income, local communities and happiness in a rich global city: evidence from Hong Kong

KÜHNER, S., LAU, M., JIANG, J. & WEN, Z., 8 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Asian Public Policy.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Hong Kong

Targeting, Universalism and Child Poverty in Hong Kong

LAU, M. K. & CHOU, K., Feb 2019, In : Child Indicators Research. 12, 1, p. 255-275 21 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Hong Kong