Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Lake Lui

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Science
Hong Kong Polytechnic University


CSDE Research Areas:

  • Migration and Settlement
  • Wellbeing of Families and Households

Lake Lui is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology (with a minor in Statistics) from the University of Washington. Her research examines how global forces like economic restructuring, migration, and sociocultural changes interact with national policies in affecting gender relations and the family in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Her major work specifically discusses how social stratification affects migration and marriage dynamics in China, and how they, in turn, influence stratification. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in most social inquires, and has a strong belief in using mixed methods to generate new knowledge. Her major publications appear in Sociology, Social Forces, Current Sociology, Journal of Family Issues, Asian Population Studies, Modern China, and Chinese Sociological Review. She is also a book author of Renegotiating Gender: Household Division of Labour When She Earns more than He does. She was a recipient of The Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper award in 2017 for her paper entitled Sexual Harassment of Women in China: The Role of Liberal Sex Attitudes.