AU Chor Fai 區初輝

Research Projects


  • A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Services Provided by Single Parents' Centres in Hong Kong
  • AU Chor Fai
    4 April 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Although welfare reform is well underway in Hong Kong, and although the call for accountability is increasing daily, systematic research to assess the impact of social welfare services in the form of longitudinal studies has been minimal. The result is thus a great uncertainty with regard to what we might expect from social inputs in combating social problems and satisfying social needs. To fill the knowledge gap, the present study would use a longitudinal approach to investigate the impact of the services provided by Single Parents’ Centres in supporting single parents in their quest for independence and self-reliance. Specifically, the present study would:

    (1) study the impact of the services provided by Single Parents’ Centres on the single parents that they serve;

    (2) inform the government and services providers with regard to the utility of the services provided by Single Parents’ Centres from a long-term perspective; and

    (3) examine and give recommendations as to how social services should be designed and delivered to achieve better results (SS02563)


  • A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Services Provided by Single Parents' Centres in Hong Kong: Phase II
  • AU Chor Fai
    1 December 2004
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Although welfare reform is well underway in Hong Kong, and although the call for accountability is increasing daily, systematic research to assess the impact of social welfare services in the form of longitudinal studies has been minimal. The result is thus a great uncertainty with regard to what we might expect from societal inputs in combating social problems and satisfying social needs. To fill the knowledge gap, the present study would use a longitudinal approach to investigate the impact of the services provided by Single Parents’ Centres in supporting single parents in their quest for independence and self-reliance. Specifically, the present study would:

    (1) study the impact of the services provided by Single Parents’ Centres on the single parents that they serve

    (2) inform the government and service providers with regard to the utility of the services provided by Single Parents' Centres from a long-term perspective

    (3) examine and give recommendations as to how social services should be designed and delivered to achieve better results. (SS04433)



Research Publications


  • Advances in Social Welfare in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Shek Tan Lei Daniel, Lam Mong Chow Amy and LEE Jik Joen) Hong Kong, P.R.C.: The Chinese University Press, 2002.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV431.A38 2002; UL Reserve 4 hours HV431.A38 2002;UL HK Studies HV431.A38 2002; CC Reserve 4 hours HV431.A38 2002)



  • An Evaluation Research to Study the Conceptualization, Implementation, and Utility of Neighbourhood Level Community Development Projects in Old Urban areas. Hong Kong: Dept. of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HN755.2.C6 A8 1997)



  • A Longitudinal Study on the Kowloon Walled City Clearance: The Pattern of Service Utilization, Community Identity and Life Satisfaction of the Residents. (co-authored with Chan Cheung Ming, Alfred and Choy Bing Kong) Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV431.Z9 C43; UL HK Studies HV431.Z9 C43)



  • An Ongoing Evaluation Study of the Lai Chi Single Parent Center Project : A Brief Report. Hong Kong : Social Welfare Practice and Research Centre, Dept. of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV700.H6 A8 2004)



  • A Study of Parents' Satisfaction with Services Provided by Heep Hong's Early Education & Training Centres. Hong Kong : Heep Hong Society, 1999
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Oversize HV1570.5H85 A8 1999; UL HK Studies HV1570.5H85 A8 1999)



  • Youth in Hong Kong, a Statistical Profile 1997 : Report Submitted to Commission on Youth. Hong Kong : Printing Dept., 1997
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HQ799.H6 Y6783 1997; UL Oversize HQ799.H6 Y6783 1997)



  • 《香港的社會工作 : 反思與挑戰》 [Social Work in Hong Kong : Reflections and Challenges]. (co-edited with Shek D.T.L. and Lam M.C.) 香港: 香港中文大學社會工作學系, 1997.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HV431.H744 1997; UL HK Studies HV431.H744 1997; NA General Education HV431.H744 1997)



  • 《家庭生活探討 : 對未來社區服務方針之函義 : 一九七七年四月 : 柴灣新區(1-15座)》. 香港: 香港中文大學社會工作系, 1977.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HQ687.C5)


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