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


Research Interests

  • Gender and social organization of care work
  • Family dynamics and family care
  • Community-based social welfare and social service
  • Comparative welfare reforms
  • Power inequality and resistance in post-socialist China
  • Ethnography


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • Dai, H. (Forthcoming). Beyond Market Meritocracy: Work and Family Care in Chinese Societies. Oxford University Press.
  • Dai, H., Jung, N., Li, N., & Hu, M. (2022). Market merits and family virtues: Family caregivers in the labor market of Hong Kong. The China Review, 22(3), 325-351.
  • Dai, H., Jiang, N., & Li, R. (2022). Social worker turnover under the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System in Hong Kong: Organization-level analyses. British Journal of Social Work, 52, 1683-1702.
  • Dai, H., Jiang, N., & Li, R. (2022). The myth of organization autonomy: Social workers’ salary under the Lump Sum Grant Subvention System in Hong Kong. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 16, 22-32.
  • 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). The making of "modern female workers" in reemployment programs in post-socialist China. Social Service Review, 90(2), 235-263.


Selected Projects

  • Family Life and Social Stratification in the Post-COVID World (Collaborators: Zhejiang University, National Seoul University, and Columbia University)
  • Head-Start of China (Collaborators: Zhejiang University and New York University - Shanghai)
  • Work and Family Life under Platform Capitalism in China (Collaborator: Zhejiang University