This research will apply a deprivation approach to measure child poverty in China based on secondary data analysis. The main objective of this research is to use existing longitudinal and cross sectional survey data to build scientific deprivation indicators to measure the living standards of children and produce estimates of the change in child poverty in China over the past 20 years. My research will investigate child poverty in both Mainland China and in Hong Kong. I am currently working on the analyses of the China Health and Nutrition survey data from 1989 to 2009 to analyse child poverty in Mainland China. Afterwards, I will work at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for three months studying ‘Child poverty in Hong Kong’, which was awarded by University of Bristol Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) grant.
Child poverty and human rights, scientific measurement of poverty, rural poverty, Mainland China, Hong Kong.
I finished my undergraduate degrees at China Women’s University Beijing with a LLB Bachelor degree in social work, before moving to the UK three years ago. Prior to undertaking doctoral studies in Social Policy, I studied MSc Public Policy in the School for Policy Studies which stimulated my strong interests on child poverty. The research topic of my PhD is 'Child poverty in Mainland China and Hong Kong', supervised by Professor Dave Gordon.
I was recently awarded a grant by the International Society for Child Indicators Research (ISCI) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) to attend the International PhD Mentoring-Workshop on ‘Children's Well-Being’ at Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany in September. See SPS news for details: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/news/2012/185.html
I was recently awarded a grant by University of Bristol Worldwide Universities Network (http://www.bris.ac.uk/wun/ ) to support my working at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for three months studying ‘Child poverty in Hong Kong’, supervised by Professor Wong Hung of CUHK (See http://web.swk.cuhk.edu.hk/?id=629 ), who is the world's leading expert on poverty in Hong Kong.