Dr. WANG Julia Shu-Huah

Julia Shu-Huah Wang's research focuses on social welfare policies, poverty alleviation interventions, immigration policies, and the well-being of families. She is currently working on several research projects, including impacts of social assistance policies on families; impacts of immigration policies; poverty dynamics and social safety nets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, and the US; community-level poverty alleviation interventions (e.g., asset development programs and co-operatives) in Uganda and mainland China; and the policy advocacy education model in Hong Kong. Dr. Wang is a licensed social worker in Taiwan and a registered social worker in Hong Kong. She has practice experience working with families and children, and she also has experience in advocacy, policy analysis, and program evaluation.

Wang, J. S-H., Ssewamala, F. M., Neilands, T., Bermudez, L. G., Garfinkel, I., Waldfogel, J., Brooks-Gunn, J., & You, J. (In press). Effects of financial incentives on saving outcomes and material well-being: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Uganda. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Wang, J. S-H. (2015). TANF coverage, state TANF requirement stringencies, and child wellbeing. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 121-129.
Lu, Y., Wang, J. S-H., & Han, W-J. (2017) Women’s Employment Trajectories in the First Year Following Birth: Patterns, Determinants, and Variations by Race/Ethnicity and Nativity. Demography, 54(1), 93-118.
Kaushal, N., Lu, Y., Denier, N., Wang, J. S-H., & Trejo, S. J. (2016). Immigrant employment and earnings growth in Canada and the U.S.: Evidence from longitudinal data. Journal of Population Economics, 29(4), 1249-1277.
Lu, Y., Denier, N., Wang, J. S-H., & Kaushal, N. (2017). Unhealthy assimilation or persistent health advantage? A longitudinal analysis of immigrant health in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 195, 105-114.
2017-2018 Committee member for the policy advisory project “Privatization of Social Welfare and Health Care in Taiwan”, Commissioned by National Health Research Institutes and Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan to National Taiwan University (led by Professor Yuen-Wen Ku)
2017-2019 Managing Editor, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work
Principal Investigator (2017-2019). Public and Private Safety Nets and Poverty Dynamics in Taiwan and Southeast China – A Mixed-Methods Examination of the Transitional East Asian Welfare Regime. Funded by Early Career Scheme (ECS), Research Grant Council (HK$409,288).
Principal Investigator (2018-2019). The Development and Evaluation of an Experiential Learning-based Policy Advocacy Practice Course in Hong Kong. Funded by Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Award, HKU (HK$247,364).
Principal Investigator (2017-2019). Partnerships for Social/Community Economies Development in Poverty Alleviation in China. Funded by Global Partnership Seed Fund, HKU Global Office and the Faculty of Social Science (HK$200,000).
Principal Investigator (2015-2016). 287(g) Local Immigration Enforcement Policy and Health of Mexican Immigrant Families in the US. Funded by Horowitz Social Policy Grant from Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (US$7,500).