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., Jiang, N., & Li, R. (Accepted). Social worker turnover under the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System in Hong Kong: Organization-level analyses. British Journal of Social Work.
  • Dai, H., Jung, N., Li, N., & Hu, M. (Accepted). Market merits and family virtues: Family caregivers in the labor market of Hong Kong. The China Review.
  • Dai, H., Lau, Y., & Lee, K. (2019). Social innovation, value penetration, and the power of the nonprofit sector: Workers’ co-operative societies in Hong Kong. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 48(6), 1210-1228.
  • Dai, H. (2019). Embracing urbanity: Childcare arrangements and motherhood anxiety in China’s urban transition. Journal of Family Issues, 40(17), 2389–2411.
  • Dai, H. (2016). From personal ties to village welfare: Changing community bonding in post-socialist rural China. Community Development Journal, 51(4), 517-533.
  • 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.


Selected Projects

  • Family Care Work and Employment Outcomes in Chinese Societies (Collaborator: Center for Chinese Family Studies, HKIAPS)
  • Social Work Professionalization and Development in Chinese Societies
  • Employment and Social Security and Family Life of Precarious Labor in China’s Platform Economy (Collaborator: Zhejiang University)