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    Hong Kong

  • Room 102/3, B.Y. Lam Building, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories

    Hong Kong

  • 363 Scopus Citations
  • 8 Scopus h-Index
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Personal profile

Chinese Name


Research interests

Poverty and Social Security, Social Capital and Social Exclusion, Well-being and Quality of Life, Childcare, Grandparenting, Program Evaluation


Dr. Tang completed her social work training at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She worked at the Medical Social Work Unit, Integrated Family Service Center and Integrated Youth Service Centre during and after her undergraduate study. She received her MPhil in Gender Studies and PhD in Social Welfare at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently Research Assistant Professor of Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing. Prior of joining the Lingnan University, she was the project manager and researcher of a number of government-funded longitudinal policy research projects and consultation/evaluation studies on low-income families, elderly, childcare services and youth services. Her main research areas are poverty and social security, social capital and social exclusion, well-being and quality of life, childcare, grandparenting and program evaluation.

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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 2003 2019

Adult and child deprivation in Hong Kong

SAUNDERS, P. & TANG, V. M., Nov 2019, In : Social Policy and Administration. 53, 6, p. 820-834 15 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Hong Kong
social security

Comparing income poverty gap and deprivation on social acceptance: A mediation model with interpersonal communication and social support

ZHANG, Y., WONG, H., CHEN, J-K. & TANG, V. M. Y., Nov 2019, In : Social Policy and Administration. 53, 6, p. 889-902 14 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

interpersonal communication
social support
9 Citations (Scopus)

Deprivation is associated with worse physical and mental health beyond income poverty : a population-based household survey among Chinese adults

CHUNG, R. Y-N., CHUNG, G. K., GORDON, D., Wong, S. Y., LAU, M. K-W., TANG, M. Y. V. & WONG, H., 1 Aug 2018, In : Quality of Life Research. 27, 8, p. 2127-2135 9 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Mental Health
Independent Living