LAU Yuk King 劉玉琼

Research Projects


  • Comparative Studies on Economic Development and Women’s Family Status in Chinese Societies - Hong Kong Study
  • LAU Yuk King, MA Lai Chong, CHAN Ying Keung (Dept of Sociology)
    1 November 2001
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    To inform the social work practice with women in Hong Kong, the study aims to study the relationship of economic development and family status of women in Hong Kong. It examines the family structures in Hong Kong and the possible different situations of women in relation to the different family structures. Measuring the family structure also helps to illuminate the extent of the traditional patriarchal values persists in Hong Kong Chinese families. Another focus of the study is exploring the interplay of different cultural and structural factors, which associate with different employment patterns of women in Hong Kong, as well as the relationship of the employment patterns with women.s well being in terms of their family status. (SS01866)



Research Publications


  • "The Comparison of Labor Force Participation of Married Women and Men in Hong Kong: A Family Life Cycle Perspective". (co-authored with MA Lai Chong and CHAN Ying Keung) Paper presented in the Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Hawaii, United States of America, 2003.06.13.



  • "A Critical Review of Social Work Practice with Post-divorce Families in Hong Kong". Hong Kong Journalof Social Work vol.37 no.1, Hong Kong, China, 2003. pp.73-84.



  • "A Cultural Challenge: Multiple Family Groups for Post-separation and Post-divorce Families in Hong Kong". Social Work with Groups vol.21 no.1/2, USA: Haworth Press, 1998. pp.77-87.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HV45.S63 v.21, 1998-99)



  • "Division of Labour in Hong Kong Families: Reflections and Challenges for Social Work" (與馬麗莊及陳膺強合著), Journal of Social Work Practice and Evaluation 第2卷, 第7期, Hon g Kong, China, 2003, 頁3-29.



  • "Faciliatating factors for nonresident parents' financial provisions for children in Hong Kong". Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development vol.17 no.2, 2007. pp.44-53.



  • "Hong Kong residents working in Mainland China: Work-related separation and family-friendly employment policies". (co-authored with MA Lai Chong, CHAN Ying Keung and HE Li Ping) International Employment Relations Review vol.12 no.2, Australia: International Employment Relations Assocation, 2006. pp.78-90.



  • "Labor Force Participation of Married Women in Hong Kong: A Feminist Perspective". (co-authored with MA Lai Chong and CHAN Ying Keung)Journal of Comparative Family Studies vol.37 no.1, pp.93-112. Calgary, Canada, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • "Married Women's Status in Hong Kong". Global Social Work 2004 Congress 2004.09.02.



  • Nonresident parents' participation in post-divorce co-parenthood in Hong Kong its determinants and impacts on children's self-esteem (China).
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • "Paradoxical Social Discourse on Single Parent Families in Hong Kong". Joint conference of AASW, IFSW and AASWWE on 26-29, Sept., 1999 at Brisbane, Australia AASW, IFSW, APASW and AASWWE, 1999.



  • "Parent-child Relationship, Children's Appraisal on Parental Conflicts and CHildren's Self-esteem in Post-divorce Families in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Social Work Symposium: Knowledge, Practice and Research in CHinese Societies - Challenges Ahead, organized by Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2003.12.04. p.14.



  • "Parent-child relationship, parental relationship and children's self-esteem in post-divorce families in Hong Kong". Marriage and Family Review vol.42 no.4, pp.87-103. 2007.



  • "Patterns of post-divorce parental alliance and children’s self-esteem in Hong Kong". Journal of Divorce and Remarriage vol.47 no.3/4, 2007. pp.155-173.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • "A resilience perspective on family adjustment to cross-border work arrangements of Hong Kong residents". (co-authored with MA Lai Chong, CHAN Ying Keung and HE Li Ping) China Journal of Social Work vol.1 no.3, 2008. pp.208-220.



  • "School dropout in Hong Kong: Analysis of an exploratory study". (co-authored with TSANG Yuk Piu and KWOK Kan Diana) Paper presented in the The 7th International Conference on Asian Youth Issues, organized by Interantional Sociological Association Research Committee 34 Sociology of Youth. Macau, China, 2005.12.08.



  • "Social Care in Hong Kong: Challenges and Responses". (co-authored with TANG Kwong Leung and FUNG Ho Lup) Challenge of Social Care in Asia ed. by Ngoh Tiong Tan and S. Vasoo. Singapore: Marshall Cavenish Academic Press, 2006.07. pp.43-62.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV376 .C53 2006)



  • "Social care in Hong Kong: Challenges and responses". (co-authored with TANG Kwong Leung and FUNG Ho Lup) Social Care in Asia ed. by Tan, Vasoo & Ngan . Singapore: Eatern Universities Press, 2005. pp.43-62.



  • "Social Welfare Services for Single Parent Families in Hong Kong: A Paradox". Child and Family Social Work vol.8 no.1, 2003.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical HV701 .C48 v.8, 2003; Available Online)



  • "Supporting Hong Kong families with parents working in the Mainland". (co-authored with Ma Lai Chong Joyce, CHAN Ying Keung and HE Li Ping) Symposium on "family and family interventions across different cultures Hong Kong, 2007.05.18.



  • <香港家庭有關老人照顧的理想安排:養兒防老抑或自求多福> (與馬麗莊及 陳膺強合著),論文發表於 《「社會發展與婦女家庭地位:三個華人社會之比較」研討會》,主辦機構為台北:中央研究院社會研究所,台灣台北, 2004.08.09。



  • <香港家庭有關老師奉養的安排:養兒防老抑或自求多福> (與馬麗莊及陳膺強合著),《華人婦女家庭地位:台灣、天津、上海、香港之比較》,伊慶春、陳玉華編,中國北京:社會科學文獻出版社,2006.06,頁269-306。



  • 〈香港家庭的家務分工模式:社會工作的反思與挑戰〉(與馬麗莊及陳膺強合著),《社會工作實踐及評估學刊》,第2期,香港特別行政區:香港浸會大學社會學系,2003.07,頁3 – 29。



  • < 香港學童輟學情況:輟學學童與成功復學學童之經驗比較> (與曾育彪及郭勤合著),《論文發表於內地,香港,澳門青年研究圓桌會議:訊息時代青年議題》,香港,2007.05.12。



  • 《香港離婚家庭中非與孩子同住父母的親職參與》,香港中文大學亞太研究所,2002。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.130; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.130 c.2)



  • 《家庭在經濟不景時期的抗逆能力》(與馬麗莊及王家英合著),香港:香港亞太硏究所,2003。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.136 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.136)



  • 〈從女性主義看二十一世紀香港婦女在家庭的角色:家庭社會工作的反思及啟示〉(與馬麗莊及陳膺強合著),《2002兩岸四地社會福利學術研討會論文集》,香港特別行政區:財團法人中華文化社會福利事業基金會,2002.10.26,頁422-433。



  • 《處理學童缺課及輟學問題 : 家庭為本實務手冊》(與梁玉珍及王定茹合著),香港:香港中文大學社會工作學系家庭及小組實務研究中心,2008。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies LC145.H6 L58 2008; CC LC145.H6 L58 2008 c.2)



  • 《經濟困難下香港市民的家庭生活狀況及人生態度:社會工作介入的啟示》(與馬麗莊及王家英合著),Occasional paper ; no. 133,香港特別行政區:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所, 2003.07。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.133 c.2; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.133; NA General Education H62.5.H6 H62 no.133 c.3)


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