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Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD): Research Designs and Data Overview

Authors Wu, Xiaogang View this author's profile
Issue Date 2016
Source Chinese Sociological Review , v. 48, (2), January 2016, p. 162-184
Summary The Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD) aims to establish a city-wide representative household panel survey to track socioeconomic changes and their impact on people's livelihood in Hong Kong. Three waves of data collection have been completed in 2011, 2013, and 2015, respectively: 3,214 households, 7,218 adults, and 958 children were successfully interviewed in the first wave, and 2,165 households, 4,270 adults, and 623 children were reinterviewed in the second wave. A refreshment sample of 1,007 households (including 1,960 adults and 145 children) with new question modules were added in 2014, which, together with those in the second wave, were reinterviewed in the third wave in 2015, resulting in 2,404 households, 5,160 adults and 477 children. This article introduces the background, research designs, and content coverage of the three waves of the HKPSSD, and presents an overview of the data. The HKPSSD is expected to serve as an important database for social science research and policy study in Hong Kong, and for comparative analyses in the Greater China region.
ISSN 2162-0555
Language English
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