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About Prof. LAU Ka-wai, Maggie

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.


Present Research Associate Professor, Lingnan University Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
Present Research Associate Professor, Lingnan University Division of Graduate Studies


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Journal Articles (22)

Edited Books (2)

Book Chapters (6)