Dr Antonia Keung

High Dip. (HK), BA (York), PhD (York)

  • Teaching Fellow

Profile

Areas of expertise

  • Child well-being
  • Social exclusion
  • Subjective well-being
  • Public administration and management
  • Using evidence in social policy
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Survey design

Academic biography

Antonia Keung has been a researcher at the department since 2007. Her research interests focus on children and young people and exploring factors that are associated with their well-being and future outcomes. She has extensive experience in quantitative research and analysing large complex penal survey data sets. She has undertaken a number of research projects related to children and young people. Currently she is working on a research project with the Children’s Society on the well-being of children in England, developing and conducting surveys and establishing a child well-being index for monitoring changes in well-being over time.

In her previous research activities, she worked on:

  • Estimating the life-time cost of NEET of 16-18 year-olds in England (Audit Commission)
  • Social exclusion of young people aged 16-24 (Cabinet Office)
  • The well-being of children and young people in the UK (Save the Children)
  • The impact of life event on the subjective well-being of young people (PhD research)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Bradshaw, J. and Keung, A. (forthcoming 2010) “Trends in child subjective well-being in United Kingdom”. Journal of Children’s Services.

Bradshaw, J., Keung, A., Rees, G., & Goswami, H. (2010) “Children’s subjective well-being: international comparative perspectives”. Children and Youth Services Review. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.05.010

Keung, A. (2010) “Young people and social exclusion: a multidimensional problem”. Criminal Justice Matters. Vol. 80 Issue 1.

Book chapters

Bradshaw, J. & Keung, A. (forthcoming 2011). “Emotional well-being and mental health” .In Bradshaw, J. The well-being of children’s in the UK. Policy Press.

Keung, A (forthcoming 2011) “Education”. In Bradshaw, J. The well-being of children’s in the UK. Policy Press.

Keung, A (forthcoming 2011) “Children’s time and space”. In Bradshaw, J. The well-being of children’s in the UK. Policy Press.

Bradshaw, J., Rees, G., Keung, A. & Goswami, H. (2010) “The subjective well-being of children”. In McAuley, C. and Rose, W. (eds) Child well-being: understanding children’s lives. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Keung, A. (2006) “Impact of life events on the subjective well-being (SWB) of young people: Analysis of the British Household Panel Survey”. In Ostasiewicz, W. (Eds.) Towards quality of life improvement. Wrocław: The Publishing House of the Wrocław University of Economics.

Mayhew, E., Finch, N., Beresford, B., & Keung, A. (2005) “Children’s time & space” in Bradshaw, B. & Mayhew, E. The well-being of children in the UK (2nd Eds.) London: Save the Children.

Quilgars, Q., Searle, B. & Keung, A. (2005) “Mental health and well-being” in Bradshaw, B. & Mayhew, E. The well-being of children in the UK (2nd Eds.) London: Save the Children

Research reports

Coles, B., Godfrey, C., Keung, A., Parrott, S. & Bradshaw, J. ( 2010) Estimating the life-time cost of NEET: 16-18 year-olds not in Education, Employment or Training. York: University of York. http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/spsw/research/neet/

Rees, G., Bradshaw, J., Goswami, H., & Keung, A. (2010) Understanding Children’s Well-Being: A national survey of young people’s well-being. London: The Children’s Society. Available online via childrenssociety.org.uk [PDF]

Keung, A. & Rees, G. (2010) Links between young people’s relationship with their fathers and their mothers, and their well-being and self-esteem. London: The Children’s Society. Available online via childrenssociety.org.uk [PDF]

Cusworth, L., Bradshaw, J., Coles, B., Keung, A., & Chzhen, Y. (2009) Understanding the risks of social exclusion across the life course: Youth and young adulthood. London: Cabinet Office. Available online via cabinetoffice.gov.uk [PDF]

Keung, A . (2006) “The impact of financial situation change on the subjective well-being of children: A longitudinal analysis of the British Household Panel Survey”. Published by COST A19.

Teaching

  • Course co-convenor & teaching fellow of the Well-being of Children and Young People Module (Year 2 & 3 undergraduate)
  • Research Methods (MA; Year 3 undergraduate)
  • Public management and delivery (online MA)
  • Using evidence in social policy (online MA)
Dr Antonia Keung

Contact details

Dr Antonia Keung
Teaching Fellow
A/B/025

Tel: 01904 32 1259