Faculty Staff
Dr Peng Chenhong

Research Assistant Professor
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Research Focus

Social Policy (Social Welfare Policy, Housing Policy, Old-age Policy), Social Inequality (Poverty, Intergenerational Mobility)

  • 2021-2023 Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems for Low-Income Families under COVID-19 in East Asia
    Funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund (Co-Investigator)
  • 2020-2022 Stigmatization of Emerging Infectious Diseases and its Intervention Mechanism Funded by The National Social Science Fund of China (Co-Investigator)
    2019-2021 Hukou Reform Policy in China on Migrants and Communities Funded by Research Clusters PDF Scheme, Faculty of Social Science, The University of
    Hong Kong (participated)
  • 2019-2021 The Impact of Poverty and Social Welfare Subsidy on Mental Health in Hong KongFunded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund (participated)
  • 2019-2021 Developing a Community Research Network: A Transdisciplinary Data Hub Bridging Social, Community and Digital Infrastructures for Positive Human Development Funded by Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas, Hong Kong Baptist University (participated)
  • 2018-2020 Public and Private Safety Nets and Poverty Dynamics in Taiwan and Southeast China- A Mixed-Methods Examination of Transitional East Asian Welfare Regime Funded by Early Career Scheme, Research Grant Council (participated)


  • Peng, C.H., Wang, J. S-H., Zhu, Y.W., & Zeng, Y. (2021). The effect of an old-age allowance program on intergenerational interactions in Taiwan: Heterogeneous effects by adult children’s motives for giving. Journal of Social Policy, 1-28. (Ranking: 4/44 in Social Work; 2020IF=3.27)
  • Peng, C.H. (2021). What makes people feel poor when they are economically non-poor? Investigating the role of intergenerational mobility and comparison with friends. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 100645.
  • Peng, C.H., Yip, P. S.F. & Cheng, Q. (2021). Typology of intergenerational relations and its relationship with adult children’s well-being: A gender perspective. Journal of Family Issues (accepted)


  • Peng, C.H., Yip, P.S.F., & Law, Y.W. (2020). What factors beyond economic poverty lead people in high-income societies to feel poor? Evidence from Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 1-37.
  • Yip, P.S.F., Peng, C.H., Wong, H.K. & So, B.K. (2020). Social welfare transfer and poverty transitions in Hong Kong: Evidence from two-wave panel data. Social Indicators Research, 1-24.
  • Chang, Q., Peng, C.H., Guo, Y., Cai, Z., & Yip, P. S. (2020). Mechanisms Connecting Objective and Subjective Poverty to Mental Health: Serial Mediation Roles of Negative Life Events and Social Support. Social Science & Medicine, 113308.


  • Peng, C.H., Fang, L., Wang, J. S. H., Law, Y. W., Zhang, Y., & Yip, P. S. (2019). Determinants of poverty and their variation across the poverty spectrum: evidence from Hong Kong, a high-income society with a high poverty level. Social Indicators Research, 144(1), 219-250.
  • Peng, C.H., Yip, P. S. F., & Law, Y. W. (2019). Intergenerational Earnings Mobility and Returns to Education in Hong Kong: A Developed Society with High Economic Inequality. Social Indicators Research, 143(1), 133-156.