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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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Benefits of volunteering on psychological well-being in older adulthood: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial

JIANG, D., WARNER, L. M., CHONG, A. M-L., LI, T., WOLFF, J. K. & CHOU, K. L., 28 Jan 2020, In : Aging and Mental Health.

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  • Financial literacy among Hong Kong's Chinese adolescents: Testing the validity of a scale and evaluating two conceptual models

    ZHU, A. Y. F. & CHOU, K. L., May 2020, In : Youth & Society. 52, 4, p. 548-573

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  • 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., Mar 2020, In : East Asia. 37, 1, p. 45-62

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  • The politics of MPF reform: Lessons from public attitudes in Hong Kong

    KÜHNER, S. & CHOU, K. L., Jul 2020, In : Social Policy and Society. 19, 3, p. 414-430

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