This project is a coor­di­nat­ing effort of inter-​disciplines (Social Pol­icy, Social Work, Pub­lic Health and Geog­ra­phy) and inter-​institutions to per­form a com­pre­hen­sive and lon­gi­tu­di­nal research on the cur­rent trends and impli­ca­tions of poverty and social dis­ad­van­tages in Hong Kong.

The objec­tives of the research are as follows:

  1. To improve the mea­sure­ment of poverty, depri­va­tion, and exclusion
  2. To assess cur­rent changes in poverty, depri­va­tion and exclu­sion for dif­fer­ent dis­ad­van­taged groups and dif­fer­ent places in Hong Kong
  3. To exam­ine the rela­tion­ship between poverty, exclu­sion, social dis­ad­van­tages, health and place
  4. To con­duct policy-​relevant analy­ses of out­comes and causal relationships
  5. To exam­ine impacts of poverty, depri­va­tion and social dis­ad­van­tages affect health and well-​being of young peo­ple and elderly