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NG, Kok Hoe

Ng Kok Hoe

PhD in Social Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Ng Kok Hoe
Contact Details
DID: +65 6516 8250
Office Location

469B Bukit Timah Road
Level 2, Li Ka Shing Building
Singapore 259771


Ng Kok Hoe is Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He received his PhD and MSc degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He previously worked in the Singapore civil service and continues to consult for the government and the voluntary sector on social policy issues and social service research.

Kok Hoe’s research is concerned with ageing and poverty, old-age pensions and income secrurity, public housing policy, social housing, and community-based social interventions.

Ng Kok Hoe - CV

Research Areas

  • Ageing and Poverty
  • Evaluation of pilot social services
  • Old-age pensions and income security
  • Public housing policy
  • Social housing


Recent Academic Publications

  • Ng KH. (2016). Future of family support: Projected living arrangements and income sources of older people in Hong Kong up to 2030. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(2), 113-8. 
  • Ng KH. (2011). Review essay: Prospects for old-age income security in Hong Kong and Singapore. Journal of Population Ageing, 4, 271-293.

Other publications

  • Ng KH. (forthcoming). Incomes and poverty during old age in Singapore. In Report on ageing in Singapore. Singapore: World Scientific; Tsao Foundation.
  • Ng KH. (2015). Moving targets: The practice and evaluation of street outreach for at-risk youths in Singapore. Singapore: Ministry of Social and Family Development.
  • Ng KH. (2015). Can Singapore’s Central Provident Fund still meet retirement income needs? In M. Sherraden, L. Zou, H. Ku, S. Deng & S. Wang (Eds.), Asset-building policies and innovations in Asia (pp. 104–22). Oxon: Routledge.


  • Ng KH. (2017). Elderly workers: Many working out of need, not out of choice. The Straits Times, May 18.
  • Ng KH. (2016). Don’t write off the benefits of universal social policies. Today, June 14.


PP5150 Social welfare in East Asia
PP5408 Qualitative research methods for public policy

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