WONG Chack Kie 王卓祺

Research Projects


  • Citizenship and Social Development in Post- Colonial Hong Kong
  • CHAU Kin Lam Kenneth, PUN Shuk Han (Dept of Psychology), WONG Chack Kie
    1 November 2000
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Recent economic and constitutional crises have reminded Hong Kong people of their vulnerabilitiesthe weaknesses of Hong Kong as a player in the global economy and the barriers in her integration with China. This poses a threat to her social and economic development. The identity as Hongkongese - some sense of "citizenship" that used to be the basis of solidarity for Hong Kong people to tackle various crises during the colonial period, seems no longer applicable in understanding diverse and conflicting public reactions to those recent crises. This study aims to provide a deeper understanding about the concept of citizenship as an engineering tool for social development and help develop a reflective "civic professionalism" for human service in Hong Kong. Given the job nature and professional status of human service professional, like teachers and social workers, they should be able to help engender a "positive citizenship" within the general public. Firstly, the study will examine how Hong Kong people conceptualize citizenship rights and duties in relation to the power and capability of the government for social development through a household survey. Then, based on a participatory action approach, it will guide the professionals through focus-group discussions to explore new practice strategies by identifying the gaps in the knowledge and expectations between practitioners and clients given the findings from the survey. Lastly, workshops will be conducted for the professionals to evaluate, refine and disseminate these new strategies. (CU00351)


  • An Exploratory Study of Public Opinions on the Impact of Comprehensive Social Security Scheme in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, TANG Kwong Leung, WONG Hung
    1 December 2004
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The project aims to identify subjective indicators of public opinions on the impact of the social policy on poverty alleviation and employment promotion in Hong Kong. The identification of these indicators will help policy makers to determine whether the policy is effective, on the basis of public perceptions, for achieving its intended consequences. It proposes to use 1,100 successful adults aged 18 and above as respondents from a randomly selected sample in Hong Kong. The key variables include the perceived impacts of comprehensive social security scheme (the dependent variable), the knowledge of the policy, individual needs satisfaction and value orientations (the independent variables) and personal characteristics (moderator). The findings are helpful to identify where the policy makers can work on to improve policy effective and enhance political legitimacy on the basis of public opinions. (SS04980)


  • A Preliminary Study of Social Risks and Policy Responses to Risk Management in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, LOU V. W. Q.
    1 November 2005
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The proposed study intends to develop new policy ideas for meeting the challenges facing Hong Kong on social risks arisen from drastic societal changes in the context of economic globalization. It especially uses the notion of new social risks, underscored by the modernization paradigm for the welfare state to examine the relationships between changes in family, government and labour market and responses for risks management. It employs a research design by literature review, secondary data analysis and policy analysis to investigate whether or not social risks were matched by corresponding policy responses as suggested in the literature and policy documents. The study will enhance our understanding of changing faces of social risks in Hong Kong from the new perspective of a modernization paradigm; it will also provide ideas of whether or not the government had responded appropriately to the changing needs arisen from drastic societal changes. (SS05746)


  • Public Perception on Education Policy in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, LO Nai Kwai Leslie (Dept of Educational Administration & Policy), TIK Chi Yuen*
    1 April 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The education policy affects all walks of life and education is commonly regarded as the key to the success of Hong Kong society. In the last few years, education sector is flooded with many reform initiatives which have largely changed the landscape of local education development. Accompanied with these policy changes is a set of new concepts or values towards education advocated by the Government. Whether the public welcomes these concepts or values will affect the implementation of different reform initiatives. Besides, people's expectation of the roles of the different parties involved in education business, such as government, parents, schools, and so on will be examined in the telephone survey. (SS00627)


  • Public Perception on Social Welfare Policy in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, CHAU Kin Lam Kenneth
    1 April 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The Government has reformed the social welfare services in various areas with a clear intention to reduce the Government's role and her financial responsibility. On the other hand, public expectation of government support in welfare provision is mounting all the time. The telephone survey aims to explore further people's values or perceptions on social welfare development in Hong Kong. (SS00674)


  • Public Perceptions of Social Welfare in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, MOK Bong Ho, WONG Ka Ying Timothy (Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies)
    1 December 2002
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    This project examines subjective social welfare outcomes, instead of state expenditures or social policy programmes, in the assessment of a welfare system. Social welfare, as a social policy ensuring the well-being of its people, has been confusing and has never led to clear choice-making for the people. Its meaning, intent and ideology are subject to interpretation and are the centre of debate for state provisions. Building upon prior research, this project is designed to systematically examine Hong Kong’s public perceptions of social welfare. We will focus on identifying a system of social values that underpins Hong Kong public perceptions and attitudes toward social welfare. We will also examine whether public perceptions are affected by social, economic and political changes, in addition to basic socio-economic and demographic variables of respondents. The project and the data it generates from a large household survey will be valuable to the social development of Hong Kong because public opinions are an important source of political legitimacy for social policy, social welfare and other state provisions. They are especially important in an era of change when timely information and empirically generated knowledge become the basis for new changes and new direction for social development. (CU02237)


  • A Qualitative Study on Hidden Elderly’ in Hong Kong
  • WONG Chack Kie, LOU V. W. Q.
    3 December 2007
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The project aims to understand the conditions of the ‘hidden elderly’ in Hong Kong. It will conduct indepth interviews of ‘hidden elderly’ and related stakeholders such as service providers and advocates. The qualitative research approach should be able to reveal the perspectives of both ‘hidden elderly’ and service providers on how ‘hidden elderly’ should be best helped. Such knowledge and information are important to devise successful interventions that respond to the needs and characteristics of the ‘hidden elderly’ on the one hand, and the available services and networks for the ‘hidden elderly’ on the other hand. (SS07861)


  • Social Value, Societal Change and Perception of Social Welfare - An Extended Study of a RGC Project
  • MOK Bong Ho, WONG Chack Kie, WONG Ka Ying Timothy (Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies)
    1 December 2002
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    The primary objective of this study is to assess the public’s perception of social welfare and social welfare outcomes, using a telephone survey approach. This study is expected to generate a set of indicators of social welfare outcome which will have important implications for social welfare policy-making. It will also contribute to a more systematic understanding of public perceptions of social welfare in Hong Kong, their underlying ideologies and the effects of societal changes on them. As an extended study of a RGC project, it will serve as a pilot study of the major instruments to be used in the RGC project. The findings of this study will be compared and triangulated with data collected by a household survey in the RGC project. (SS02624)



Research Publications


  • "Building community support for public health care in Hong Kong, a presentation to the Symposium 6". Hospital Authority Convention 2006, 8-9 May, 2006. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2006.



  • "Can money buy life satisfaction to the Hong Kong Chinese?". Oups News & Views United Kingdom: The Open University Psychology Society, 2007.08., p.25-28.



  • "Chinese Perception of Preconditions for Need Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Tianjin" (co-authored with NGAI Ngan Pun and PENG Huamin). Paper presented in The International Conference on Sociology and Contemporary Chinese Society, 17 pgs. Nankai University, China, 2002.11.



  • The final report on a qualitative study of the recipients’ experiences of and attitudes towards the welfare benefit system in Hong Kong. (co-authored with LOU V. W. Q.). A report submitted to the Central Policy Unite, HKSAR. 111 pgs. Hong Kong, 2007.



  • "Governance Crisis in Social Welfare - Management of Public Expectations for Sustainable Social Development in the SAR of Hong Kong". Plenary presentation at the International conference on the development of social work education in the context of globalization: When East meet West., August 4-6, 2005. Beijing: China Association for Social Work Education et al., 2005.



  • "Medical Social Workers in Hong Kong Hospitals: Expectation, Authority Structure and Role Ambiguity" (co-authored with CHAN Becky and TAM Victor). International Social Work vol.43 no.4, pp.495-516. London, 2000.10.



  • "Rhetoric and Reality of East Asian Welfare Systems: The Case of Hong Kong" (co-authored with WONG Ka Ying Timothy.),《國家之再定位--亞太區社會政策之經驗與挑戰》,香港理工大學社會政策研究中心編,香港:三聯書店(香港)有限公司,2001.09,頁215-240。



  • "Squaring the Welfare Circle in Hong Kong.". Asian Survey vol.XLVIII no.2. University of California Press, 2008.03. p.323-342.



  • "Squaring the Welfare Circle in Post-1997 Hong Kong". Occasional Paper No. 178. Hong Kong SAR: HKIAPS, 2006.



  • 《如何促進香港社會和諧》(與王家英合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所,2006。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.174 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.174)



  • 《社會行動與香港》,香港:青文書屋,1989。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HN752.5.W26 c.2; UL HK Studies HN752.5.W26; CC Reserve 7 days HN752.5.W26)



  • 《建設和諧社會的理論與實踐 : 香港市民的觀點與相關政策啟示》(與王家英, 及林潔合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,2006。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.180 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.180)



  • <急劇社会变迁下香港市民對社会福利的評價> (與莫邦豪合著),《中國社會工作研究》,第3卷,中國北京:社會科學文獻出版社,2005.02.01,頁114-130。



  • 《香港,上下求索,何去何從?:政治,社會及經濟論文集》,香港:香港社會民主基金會,2003。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H757 X5295 2003 c.2; UL HK Studies DS796.H757 X5295 2003)



  • <香港人對公民社會權利及社會責任的觀點:理想與現實> (與王家英合編),《香港、台灣和中國內地的社會階級變遷》,劉兆佳、尹寶珊、李明堃、黃紹倫編,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所,2004.07,頁161 – 178。



  • <香港民主化不會帶來福利主義>(與林潔合著),《明報》,香港,2004.09.08,頁A33。



  • <香港民主發展會否帶來福利主義?--民粹主義的論證> (與莫邦豪及王家英合著),《香港中文大學社工系發表社會福利指標研究報告》,香港,2004.08.31。



  • <香港有幾多窮人?> (與黃洪合著),《香港社會政治的延續與變遷》,劉兆佳, 王家英及尹寶珊編,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所,2004,頁75-94。



  • 《香港社會福利狀況 : 一個公眾的評估》(與王家英及沈國祥合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,1998。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.73; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.73 c.2)



  • 《香港社會福利狀況評估 : 自求多福心態面臨挑戰》(與王家英合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,1998。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.86; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.86 c.3)



  • 《特區政府社會福利政策的評估——香港市民的觀點》(與周健林及王家英合著),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,2001。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.118; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.118 c.2; CC H62.5.H6 H62 no.118 c.3)



  • 《特區政府教育政策的評估‧香港市民的觀點》(與盧乃桂及狄志遠合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所,2002。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.120 c.3; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.120 c.2; CC H62.5.H6 H62 no.120)



  • <特區政府醫療政策的評估:香港市民的觀點> (與馬麗莊、王家英、黃大偉合編),香港:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所,2002.04。



  • <從市民主觀角度看香港社會福利>,紫荆雜誌,香港特別行政區,2006.01, 頁44-45。



  • 《探索香港人的社會權利觀念》,香港:主辦者,1995。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HN734 .C65 1995 v.13)



  • <港台兩地華人社會對人類基本需要的觀念> (與周健林及蕭新煌合著),《社會轉型與文化變貌﹣華人社會的比較》,香港:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所,2001.10,頁185-204。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HN733.5 .S386 2001; UL HK Studies HN733.5 .S386 2001 c.3; CC HN733.5 .S386 2001 c.2)


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