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LAW WING KIN, KENNETH
Prof. Kenneth Law  
Associate Professor of Teaching
BSocSc, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)
  Office: WYL230, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7209
  FAX: ((852) 2456 0737
  e-Mail: lawwk@Ln.edu.hk


Research Interest /Areas

  1. Sociology of Aging
    (Population Aging; Social Perception of Aging; Images of older persons and Later Life; Pre-retirement Planning)
  2. Sociology of Gender
    (Gender Socialization in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan)
  3. Sociology of Population
    (Migration and Social Adaptation of Migrants; Migrants from Mainland China in Hong Kong)
  4. Social Indicators
    (Hong Kong and Macau)



Selected Publications since 1998 | Top

Books

Aging, Gender and Family in Singapore, Hong Kong and China, (editor), Taiwan: The Southeast Asian Area Study, the Academia Sinica, 2001, pp. 240+.

 

Book Chapters

"Welfare Attitudes", Indicators of Social Development, Leung Sai-wing, Wan Po-san and Wong Siu-lun (ed), pp. 133-156, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The C.U.H.K., Winter 2008, Referred

"Retirement Planning", Indicators of Social Development, Leung Sai-wing, Wan Po-san and Wong Siu-lun (ed.), pp. 157 -186, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The C.U.H.K., Winter 2008, Refereed

"Hong Kong People's Attitudes towards Welfare States: A Social Class and Comparative Analysis", Indicators of Social Development, Leung Sai-wing, Wan Po-san and Wong Siu-lun (ed.), pp. 241 -262, Hong Kong institute of Asia-Pacisic Studies, The C.UH.K., Winter 2008, Refereed

"Subjective Well-being, 1997-2006", Indicators of Social Development, Leung Sa-wing, Wan Po-san and Wong Siu-lun (ed.), pp. 200 -244, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The C.U.H.K., Winter 2008, Refereed

"Social Class, Social Mobility and Welfare Policy", The Quality of Life in Macao, Wong, Siu-lun et al. (ed.), pp. 227 -245, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 2007, Refereed

"Subjective Well-being", The Quality of Life in Macao, Wong Siu-lun et al. (ed.), pp. 1 -33, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 2007, Refereed

"Social Quality", The Quality of Life in Macao, Wong Siu-lun et al. (ed.), pp. 35 -62, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 2007, Refereed

"Later Life and Retirement Planning", The Quality of Life in Macao, Wong Siu-lun et al (ed.), pp. 271 -297, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 2007, Refereed

"Attitudes towards Social Problems in the Post-handover Period", Indicators of Social Development: Hong Kong 2004, Lau Siu Kai, Lee Ming Kwan, Wan Po San and Wong Siu Lun (ed.), pp. 151 -178, the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec 2005, Refereed

"Subjective Well-being", Attitudes towards Social Problems in the Post-handover Period, Lau Siu Kai, Lee Ming Kwan, Wan Po San and Wong Siu Lun (ed.), pp. 1 -33, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec 2005, Refereed

“Subjective Well-being”, (with P. S. Wan), in S. K. Lau, M. L. Lee, P. S. Wan and S. L. Wong (eds.), Indicators of Social Development, 2004, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005, pp. 201-228.

"Introduction", in Kenneth Wing-kin Law (ed.), Aging, Gender and Family in Singapore, Hong Kong and China, Taiwan: The Southeast Asian Area Study, the Academia Sinica, 2001, pp. 3-26.

"Issues in Elderly Research in Hong Kong: A Review of 56 Social Science Research Report", in Kenneth Wing-kin Law (ed.), Aging, Gender and Family in Singapore, Hong Kong and China,   Taiwan: The Southeast Asian Area Study, the Academia Sinica, 2001, pp. 45-70.

"Gender Differences in Pre-retirement Preparation: An Exploratory Study of the Middle-aged Residents of Hong Kong", in Kenneth Wing-kin Law (ed.), Aging, Gender and Family in Singapore, Hong Kong and China,   Taiwan: The Southeast Asian Area Study, the Academia Sinica, 2001, pp.117-132.

"Does A Weakening Family Network Inevitably Accompany Old Age? The Cases of Guangzhou and Hong Kong", in Kenneth Wing-kin Law (ed.), Aging, Gender and Family in Singapore, Hong Kong and China,   Taiwan: The Southeast Asian Area Study, the Academia Sinica, 2001, pp. 149-168.

"The Development of Sociological Study on Aging in Western Societies" in Shi Zheng-zhong (ed.), The Sociology of Aging, Anhui Province: The Southwest Publisher, 2001.

"Modernization and Applied Social Research: A Case Study of Elderly Research in Hong Kong", (with Rance P. L. Lee), in Qiao Jian, Rance P. L. Lee and Ma Rong (eds.), Application of Social Sciences and China's Modernization, Beijng: Beijing University Press, 1999, pp. 212-246. 

"Modernization and Applied Social Research: A Case Study of Elderly Research in Hong Kong", Application of Social Sciences and Modernization in China, Qiao Jian and Rance P.L. Lee (ed.), pp. 241 -275, Taiwan: Li Mien Publishing Co., Jan 1999.

"The Effects of Colonial Socialization on the Promotion of Mother Tongue as a Medium of Teaching: The Case of Hong Kong", (with H. K. Kwok), in H. K. Kwok and S. L. Chan (eds.), Theory and Practice of Mother Tongue Education, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Teacher Association, 1998, pp. 23- 33.

 

Refereed Articles | Top

"The Public's Changing Perceptions of the Condition of Social Welfare in Hong Kong: Lessons for Social Development", (with Wong, T.K.Y. & Wan, P.S.), Social Policy & Administration, 44(5), 2010, pp. 620-640.

"Public Pereceptions of Income Inequality in Hong Kong: Trends, Causes and Implications", (with Wong, T.K.Y. & Wan, P.S.), Journal of Contemporary China, 2009

"Welfare Attitudes and Social Class: The Case of Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective", International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 18, pp. 142 -152, Blackwell, Summer 2009.

"The National Pride of Hong Kong Youth: Situations, Causes and Implications", Journal of Youth Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 28 -38, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Summer 2009.

"High Expectations and a Low Level of Commitment: A Class Perspective of Welfare Attitudes in Hong Kong", Issues and Studies, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pp. 219 -247, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Jun 2008.

"Welfare Attitudes and Social Class: The Case of Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective", International Journal of Social Welfare, Vol. 18, pp. 142-152, Apr 2008.

"Retirement Planning and Retirement Satisfaction: The Need for A National Retirement Program and Policy in Hong Kong", Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 212-233, Sage, Autum 2004.

"Planning for Retirement in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Age, Education and Income Differences", Social Development Issues, Vol. 26, Issue 2 and 3, pp. 109 -126, Chicago:Lyceum Books. Inc., Autumn 2004.

"Gender Role Stereotyping in Hong Kong's primary Sector Education", Asian Journal of Women's Studied, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 49 -69, Ewha Womans University Press, Summer 2004.

“Pre-retirement Planning and Perceived Confidence during Retirement: An Analysis of Middle Age Adults in Hong Kong (with William K.M. Lee), Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2004, pp. 212-233.

“Planning for Retirement in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Age, Education, and Income Differences”, (with William K.M. Lee), Social Development Issues, Vol. 26 (2&3), 2004, pp. 109-126.

"The Development of Sociological Study on Aging in Western Societies", Shanghai Science On Aging, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 42 -57, Shanghai Gerontology Association, Summer 2002.

"Successful Aging: Preparation for Retirement Among Middle-aged Hong Kong Residents", Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 1 -15, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Winter 1999. (Renamed as Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2006)

"When I Am Eighty: Perceptions of Old Age Among Primary School Students", Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 18 -27, Hong Kong Assication of Gerontology, Summer 1999. (Renamed as Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2006)

 

Research Report | Top

Gender Socialization in Hong Kong's Primary Sector Education (co-authored with Dr. Annie Chan) (A Research Report submitted to the Quality Education Fund of Hong Kong Government, 2003).

 

Working Papers and Conference Papers | Top

"澳門的生育趨勢與生育意向", paper presented at The New Face of Macao SAR: Ten Years of Development and Changes, University of Macau, 25 June 2010.

“Social Reactions to Chinese Migrants from Mainland China to Hong Kong: History and Prospects”, paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dalhousie in Canada, June 2003.

“Social Perceptions of Gender Roles among Primary Students in Hong Kong: A Preliminary Study”, paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology, University of Toronto in Canada, May 2002.

“Gender Role Stereotyping in Hong Kong's Primary Sector Education,” paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology, Laval University of Canada, 27-30 May 2001

"Pre-retirement Planning Among Mid-life Adults of Hong Kong", paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Edmonton: University of Alberta, May, 2000. 

"Population Aging in Hong Kong: Convergence and Divergence with Western Societies", paper presented at The 34th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, Canada, June, 1999. 

"Experience with Multimedia Statistics Courseware", (with Alfred Loo, Judy Fung, Albert Leung, Ada Ng, Kirsty Davidson and Jim Wise), in Robin Braadbeer and Terry Ng (eds.), Proceeding of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Engineering and Education, (in CD Rom format), 1998.



Teaching Subjects |Top

Academic Year:  2018 - 2019:
1st Term: CLD9002 Understanding Social and Economic Indicators (co-teach with Econ)
SOC2101 Introduction to Sociology
     
2nd Term: CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong
  CLD9002 Understanding Social and Economic Indicators (co-teach with Econ)
     

 

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