The Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics (HKPSSD) is the first-ever citywide representative household panel survey to track socioeconomic changes and their impact on people’s livelihood in Hong Kong. Four waves of data collection have been completed, in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. A parallel project, the Shanghai Urban Neighborhood Survey (SUNS), was completed in July 2017, with a follow-up in 2019. This talk aims to introduce the background, research designs, and content coverage of HKPSSD and SUNS, and presents findings from selected projects in Hong Kong and in Shanghai. The HKPSSD and SUNS are expected to serve as important databases for social science research and policy study as well as for comparative urban studies.
Xiaogang Wu is the Yufeng Global Professor of Social Science and director of the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER), NYU Shanghai, and professor of sociology at New York University. Wu joined NYU Shanghai from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he was chair professor of social science and public policy. Wu is a leading scholar in research on Chinese inequality and social stratification. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including top journals in sociology such as the Annual Review of Sociology, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Demography. He served as chief editor of the Chinese Sociological Review since 2011 and is president of the Intergenerational Chinese Sociological Association.