Prof. Dai Haijing

Prof. Dai Haijing


Associate Professor

B.A. (Literature and Economics) (Peking University); M.S.W., M.A. (Sociology), Ph.D. (University of Michigan); RSW 3943 1830
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Research Interests

  • Community-based social welfare and social service
  • Gender and social organization of care work
  • Urbanization and rural development
  • Welfare reforms
  • Power inequality and resistance in post-socialist China
  • Ethnography


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • Dai, H., Lau, Y., & Lee, K. (Accepted). Social innovation, value penetration, and the power of the nonprofit sector: Workers’ co-operative societies in Hong Kong. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
  • Dai, H. (Accepted). Embracing urbanity: Childcare arrangements and motherhood anxiety in China’s urban transition. Journal of Family Issues.
  • Dai, H. (2016). The making of "modern female workers" in reemployment programs in post-socialist China. Social Service Review, 90(2), 235-263.
  • Dai, H. (2014). The discontents of reform: Boundary work and welfare stigma at mixed elder homes in China. Journal of Social Policy, 43(3), 497-515.
  • Dai, H. (2014). To build an extended family: Feminist organizational design and its dilemmas in women-led non-governmental elder homes in China. Social Forces, 92(3), 1115-1134.
  • Dai, H. (2014). Care for whom: Diverse institutional orientations of non-governmental elder homes in contemporary China. British Journal of Social Work, 44(7), 1914-1933.
  • Dai, H. (2013). Social inequality in a bonded community: Community ties and villager resistance in a Chinese township. Social Service Review, 87(2), 269-291.


Selected Projects

  • Enhancement of Lump Sum Grant Subvention System in Hong Kong (Collaborators: Social Welfare Department of Hong Kong & Hexon Consulting Ltd.)
  • Family Care Work and Employment Outcomes in Chinese Societies (Collaborator: Center for Chinese Family Studies, HKIAPS)
  • Employment and Social Security and Family Life of Precarious Labor in China’s Platform Economy (Collaborator: Zhejiang University)