PERSONAL PROFILE

Prof. Chou Kee-lee

Professor Chou Kee-lee is 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.

EDUCATION

  • PhD (University of Strathclyde‚ UK)
  • MA (University of Texas at Austin‚ USA)
  • BSocSc (The University of Hong Kong)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Mental Health in Old Age
  • Physical Health in Old Age
  • Retirement Income Protection
  • New Immigrants
  • Poverty
  • Long-term Care
  • Population
  • Income and Educational Inequality

COURSES TAUGHT

  • GCS3009/GCS23012: Capstone Project (Phase I)
  • SSC1148: Introduction of Social Sciences (II)
  • PPG6001: Research Methods for Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • PPG6010: Social Policy and Aging

RECENT PUBLICATION

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Ng, I.F.S., Chou, K.L. and Wong, W.W.F. (2016). Perceived Discrimination and Integration among New Arrivals from Mainland China: Implications for Higher Education Development for Hong Kong. In K.H. Mok (Ed.), Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives (pp. 187-200). Singapore: Springer.

Journal Articles:

Cheung, L.T., Chow, A.S.Y., Fok, L., Yu, K.M. and Chou, K.L. (in press). The effect of self-determined motivation on household energy consumption behavior in a metropolitan area in Southern China. Energy Efficiency.

Chan, A.L.S. and Chou, K.L. (in press). Poverty in old age: Evidence from Hong Kong. Ageing and Society.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (in press). Public housing and educational attainment in Asian’s global city: An empirical study of Hong Kong, Environment and Planning C.

He, J. and Chou, K.L. (2017). Long-term care service needs and planning for the future: A study of middle-aged and older adults in Hong Kong. Ageing and Society, DOI: 10.1017/s0144686x17000824.

Lee, S.Y., Vyas, L. and Chou, K.L. (2017). Welcoming immigrants with similar occupational interests: Experimental survey evidence from Hong Kong. Political Studies, Online First, xx-xxx.

Vyas, L., Lee, S.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Utilization of family friendly policies in Hong Kong. International Journal of Human Resource Management (Published Online in February 2016).

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Understanding the transition to independent living among urban youth: A decomposition analysis for Hong Kong, Habitat International, 51, 141-148. UK: Elsevier.

Cheung, K.C.K. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Working poor in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 129, 317-335.

Lee, S.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Trends in elderly poverty in Hong Kong: A decomposition analysis. Social Research Indicators, 129, 551-564.

Lee, S.Y., Ng, I.F.S. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Exclusionary attitudes towards allocation of welfare benefits to new immigrants in Hong Kong. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 25(1), 41-61.

Chan, A.L.S. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Immigration, living arrangement and poverty risk for older adults in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare, 25, 247-258.

Reynolds, K., Pietrzak, R.H., Mackenzie, C.S., Chou, K.L. & Sareen, J. (2016). Post-traumatic Stress Disorder across the adult lifespan: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 81-93.

Zarit, S.H., Orrell, M.W., Chou, K.L. and Blazer, D.G. (2016). Marking 20 years of aging and mental health. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 1.

Beatie, B., Mackenzie C.S. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Health in HIV-positive middle-age and older adults: Results from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Therapy and Management in HIV Infection, 3, 7-16.

Yi, J., Chou, K.L., Yung, L. and Zhang, J. (2015). Public housing, school segregation and children's education: Evidence from Hong Kong. Frontiers of Economics in China, 10, 414-448.

Chou, K.L., Yu, K.M., Chan, W.S., Wu, A.M., Zhu, A.Y.F. and Lou, V.W.Q. (2015). Perceived retirement savings adequacy in Hong Kong: An interdisciplinary financial planning model. Ageing and Society, 35, 1565-1586.

Ng, I.F.S., Lee, S.Y., Wong, W.K.F. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Effects of perceived discrimination on the quality of life among new Mainland Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong – A longitudinal study. Social Indicators Research, 120, 817-834.

Wong, W.K.F., Ng, F.S.I. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Factors contributing to social support among female migrants in Hong Kong: A longitudinal study. International Social Work, Nov 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872815607955.

Chan, L.S. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Immigration, living arrangement and the poverty risk of older adults in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare, DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12187.

Wu, A.M. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Public attitudes towards income redistribution: Evidence from Hong Kong. Social Policy & Administration, Online First.

Hu, F.Z.Y. and Chou, K.L. (2015). The antipoverty effect of public rental housing in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 46, 206-213.

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Yu, K.M., Chou, K.L., Wu, A.M. and Chan, W.S. (2015). Gender differences in financial literacy among Hong Kong workers. Educational Gerontology, 41(4), 315-326.

Ng, I.F.S., Lee, S.Y., Wong, W.K.F. and Chou, K.L. (2015). The impact of perceived discrimination on quality of life among new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China: A longitudinal study. Social Indicators Research, 120, 817-834.

Chou, K.L., Yu, K.M., Chan, W.S., Chan, C.A.M., Lum, T.Y.S. and Zhu, A.Y.F. (2014). Social and psychological barriers to private retirement savings in Hong Kong. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 26(4), 308-323.

Mackenzie, C.S, El-Gabalawy, R., Chou, K.L. and Sareen, J. (2014). Prevalence and predictors of persistent versus remitting mood, anxiety and substance disorders in a national sample of older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(9), 854-865.

Chou, K.L., Cheung, K.C.K., Lau, M.K.W. and Sin, T.C.H. (2014). Trend in child poverty in Hong Kong immigrant families. Social Indicators Research, 117, 811-825.

Chou, K.L., Cacioppo, J.T., Kumari, M. and Song, Y.Q. (2014). Influence of social environment on loneliness in older adults: Moderation by polymorphism in CRHR1. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(5), 510-518.

Chou, K.L. and Cheung, K.C.H. (2013). Family friendly policies in the workplace and their effect on work-life conflicts in Hong Kong. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, 3872-3885.

Ng, I.F.S., Cheung, K.C.H. and Chou, K.L. (2013). Symptoms of eating disorder in middle-aged and older adults: Evidence from 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Journal of Aging and Health, 25, 1106-1120.

Cerin, E., Macfarlane, D., Sit, H.P., Ho, S.Y., Johnston, J.M., Chou, K.L., Chan, W.M., Cheung, M.C. and Ho, K.S. (2013). Effects of built environment on walking among Hong Kong older adults. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 19, 1-3.

Chou, K.L. and Yu, K.M. (2013). Atypical depressive symptoms and obesity in older adults with major depressive disorder: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Depression and Anxiety, 30(6), 574-579.

Chou, K.L. and Cheung, K.C.K. (2013). Major depressive disorder in vulnerable groups of older adults, their course and treatment and psychiatric comorbidity. Depression and Anxiety, 30(6), 528-537.

Chou, K.L., Ng, I.F.S. and Yu, K.M. (2013). Lifetime abstention of sexual intercourse and health in middle-aged and older adults: Results from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Archives of Sexual Behavior Tonite, 43, 891-900.

Chou, K.L. (2013). Chronic fatigue and affective disorders in older adults: Evidence from the 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Journal of Affective Disorders, 145, 331-335.

Chou, K.L. (2013). Familial effect of child poverty in Hong Kong immigrant families. Social Indicators Research, 113, 183-195.

Chou, K.L. (2012). The changing relationship of obesity and disability in older adults: 1997 and 2006 China Health and Nutrition Surveys. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(12), 2364-2365. IF=3.74

Thomas, G.N., Macfarlane, D.J., Guo, B., Cheung, B.M., McGhee, S.M., Chou, K.L., Deeks, J.J., Lam, T.H. and Tomlinson, B. (2012). Health promotion in older Chinese: A 12-month cluster randomized controlled trial of pedometry and “Peer Support”. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(6), 1157-1166.

Wong, W.K.F., Chou, K.L. and Chow, N.W.S. (2012). Correlates of quality of life in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Social Indicators Research, 107(2), 373-391.

Chou, K.L. (2012). Perceived discrimination and depression among new migrants to Hong Kong: The moderating role of social support and neighborhood collective efficacy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 138, 63-70.

Chou, K.L. (2012). Childhood sexual abuse and psychiatric disorders in middle-aged and older adults: Evidence from 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 73, e1365-e1371.

Chou, K.L., Wong W.K.F. and Chow, N.W.S. (2011). Interaction between Pre- and Post-migration factors on depressive symptoms in new migrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Community Mental Health Journal, 47(5), 560-567.

Mackenzie, C., Reynolds, K., Chou, K.L., Pagura, J. and Sareen, J. (2011). Prevalence and correlates of generalized anxiety disorder in a national sample of older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19, 305-315.

Chou, K.L. and Afifi, T.O. (2011). Disordered (problem or pathological) gambling and Axis I psychiatric disorders: Results from National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173, 1289-1297.

Chou, K.L., Liang, K. and Sareen, J. (2011). Social isolation and DSM-IV Axis I psychiatric disorders in the United States: Results from Wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72, 1468-1486.

Chou, K.L., Liang, K. and Mackenzie, C. (2011). Binge drinking and Axis I psychiatric disorders in middle-aged and older adults: Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72, 640-647.

Chou, K.L., Mackenzie, C. Liang, K. and Sareen, J. (2011). Three-year incidence and predictors of first-onset of DSM-IV mood, anxiety and substance use disorders in older adults: Results from the Wave 2 National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72, 144-155.

Chou, K.L. (2010). Moderating effect of Apolipoprotein Genotype on loneliness leading to depressive symptoms in Chinese older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18, 313-322.

Chou, K.L. (2010). Panic disorder in older adults: Evidences from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 822-832.

Chou, K.L. (2010). Number of children and upstream intergenerational financial transfers: Evidence from Hong Kong. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65, 227-235.

Chou, K.L. (2009). Social anxiety disorder in older adults: Evidences from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Journal of Affective Disorders, 119, 76-83.

Chou, K.L. (2009). Pre-migration planning and depression in Hong Kong new immigrants: The moderating role of social support. Journal of Affective Disorders, 114, 85-93.

Chou, K.L. (2009). Age at onset of generalized anxiety disorders in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 455-464.

Chou, K.L. (2009). Specific phobia in older adults: Evidences from the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17, 376-386.

Chou, K.L. and Macfarlane, D.J. (2009). Relationship between performance-based and self-reported measures of lower extremity functions in Chinese older women. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 25, 181-190.

Chou, K.L. and Chow, N.W.S. (2009). The Roles of human capital and social capital in the economic integration of new arrivals from Mainland China to Hong Kong. Habitat International, 33, 463-471.