Prof. Chou Kee-lee

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.

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.


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
Long-term Care
Income and Educational Inequality

Selected publications

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.

Chou, K.L., & Lee, S.Y. (2018). Superimpose material deprivation study on poverty old age people in Hong Kong Study. Social Indicators Research, Online First.

Zhu, A.Y.F., & Chou, K.L. (2018). Financial Literacy Among Hong Kong’s Chinese Adolescents: Testing the Validity of a Scale and Evaluating Two Conceptual Models. Youth and Society, online first.

Chou, K.L. (2018). Social exclusion in old age: a validation study in Hong Kong. Aging and Mental Health, 22(8), 1072-1079.

Chou, K.L., & Cheung C.K. (2017). Child Poverty Among Hong Kong Ethnic Minorities. Social Indicators Research, 137(1), 93-112.

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