LAU Ka Wai Maggie, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 188 Scopus Citations
  • 9 Scopus h-Index

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Personal profile

Name in Chinese



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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Research Output

Children's Worlds National Report: China - Hong Kong (SAR)

LAU, K. W. M. & KÜHNER, S., 2020, 28 p. (Country reports of the third wave 2016-2019)

Research output: Scholarly Books | Reports | Literary WorksConsulting or Contract Research Report

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

    LAU, M. K. W., GORDON, D., ZHANG, M. F. & BRADSHAW, J., Nov 2019, In : Social Policy and Administration. 53, 6, p. 835-853 19 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

  • 1 Scopus Citations


    • 1 Other Invited Talks or Presentations

    Conducting Well-being Research: A Dialogue between Europe and Asia

    Stefan KÜHNER (Speaker) & Ka Wai Maggie LAU (Speaker)

    26 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations