Professor Qin Gao to Co-Edit Special Journal Issue on Poverty Alleviation in Asia

October 1, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

What approaches are Asian countries taking to improve the lives of the poor? Professor Qin Gao and her co-editor are seeking the best empirical studies on this topic; deadline for paper abstracts: October 15.

The Journal of Asian Public Policy, published by Taylor and Francis, has announced that it will put out a special issue next year titled “Poverty alleviation in Asia: A comparative perspective.” Qin Gao, professor of social policy at the School of Social Work and founding director of Columbia University’s China Center for Social Policy, and Alex HE Jingwei, an associate professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of the Education University of Hong Kong, will serve as co-editors. The issue will appear online on September 15, 2020, and in print in November 2020.

“Dr. He and I are pleased to have this opportunity to review new and novel research,” says Dr. Gao. “We look forward to advancing our understanding of the distinct approaches various countries can pursue to fight poverty and create more equitable economic outcomes.”

According to the official Call for Papers, the special issue

seeks to publish a set of rigorous empirical studies on how various Asian countries use similar or different approaches to address poverty and achieve more prosperous and just societies. Adopting a comparative perspective, the Journal is looking for articles that use quantitative or qualitative methods from multiple disciplines to offer updated evidence on poverty alleviation across Asia.

Authors are invited to submit a 200-word abstract on the substantive topic of their paper and its methodology (and findings for completed papers). Authors should send their submissions jointly to Qin Gao ( and Alex HE Jingwei (

The authors of the abstracts the editors select will be invited to develop and submit full manuscripts for peer review by January 15, 2020.

For further details, please refer to the Call for Papers.