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Chinese Name: 周基利

Variants: Chou, K. L.

Professor Chou Kee-lee is currently Associate Vice President (Research) and the Chair Professor of Social Policy with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He previously served as the Head of Department for APS from 2014 to 2016. Before joining the Department he was Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. Professor Chou has wide research interests in areas concerning geriatric psychiatry, elderly policies, population policy especially immigrant policy, poverty, welfare reform, income inequality and health policy. In the past decade, he has published over one hundred papers in international peer reviewed journals. His research work with older adults in Hong Kong and elsewhere has gained him an international profile, with his work being cited widely. Since 2009, his works has ranked in the top one percent of scholars on the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Professor Chou has conducted numerous policy research projects funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) and the Central Policy Unit of The HKSAR government.

His current research project is a five-year study on retirement income protection in Hong Kong funded by the RGC Strategic Public Policy Research Fund. He is also working on research projects concerning child poverty of children living in immigrant families funded by the RGC Public Policy Research Fund. Professor Chou is the Associate Editor of Aging and Mental Health, the section editor of BioMed Central Geriatrics and also a Member of the Editorial Boards of the Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development and Journal of Aging Research.

Research interests

  • Mental Health in Old Age
  • Physical Health in Old Age
  • Retirement Income Protection
  • New Immigrants
  • Poverty
  • Long-term Care
  • Population
  • Income and Educational Inequality

Professional information

ORCID : 0000-0003-3627-9915

Scopus ID :7201905320

Researcher ID: B-5434-2015

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Research Outputs 1995 2020

The pathway toward radical political participation among young people in Hong Kong: A communication mediation approach

ZHU, A. Y. F., CHAN, A. L. S. & CHOU, K. L., 06 Jan 2020, In : East Asia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

political participation
Hong Kong
political behavior
Hong Kong
Social Support
Logistic Models

Consumer preferences and demand for annuities: Evidence from Hong Kong

LEE, S. Y., CHOU, K. L., CHAN, W-S. & VAN KIPPERSLUIS, H., 2019, In : Journal of Aging and Social Policy. 31, 2, p. 170-188

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hong Kong
Social Media
Hong Kong

Improving financial literacy in secondary school students: An randomized experiment

ZHU, A. Y. F., YU, W. M. C. & CHOU, K. L., May 2019, In : Youth & Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

secondary school