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Research & Impact

Professor LAU Ka Wai, Maggie

Prof Maggie Lau


Key research areas

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Child Well-being Studies
  • Child Poverty and Social Policy

Recent projects

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong Project (HKRGC and UK ESRC)
  • Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong (Strategic Public Policy Research)
  • The Voices of Ethnic Minority Children in their Lives and Well-being in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF)

Selected publications

  • Lau, M. K., Gordon, D., Zhang, M. F., & Bradshaw, J. (2019). Children’s and adults’ perceptions of child necessities in Hong Kong. Social Policy and Administration. doi: 10.1111/spol.12539
  • Lau, M. K. W., & Chou, K. L. (2019). Targeting, universalism and child poverty in Hong Kong. Child Indicators Research, 12 (1), 255-275. doi:
  • Lau, M., & Bradshaw, J. (2018). Material well-being, social relationships and children’s overall life satisfaction in Hong Kong. Child Indicators Research, 11(1), 185-205. doi: 10.1007/s12187-

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