Comparative welfare states
Health and social policy
Political and social economy of care in Asia and Europe
Family, gender, demography and social policy changes
Labour market changes and social and economic policy responses
Social investment policies
Peng, Ito (forthcoming) “System Changes in South Korea: Social Welfare”, in Jean Oi and Eun Mee Kim eds. Systems Change in Asia, Stanford University Press.
Peng, Ito (forthcoming) “Social Care Expansion Reforms and their Implications for Care Workers in South Korea”, International Labour Review.
Peng, Ito (2009) “Political and Social Economy of Care: Care Workers in South Korea” (Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development).
Peng, Ito and Joseph Wong (2010) “East Asian Welfare States”, Oxford Handbook of Welfare State, New York: Oxford University Press.
Peng, Ito and Wong, Joseph. (2008) “Institutions and Institutional Purpose: Continuity and Change in East Asian Social Policy”, Politics and Society, 36(1): 61-88.
Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
Associate researcher, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland.
Associate editor, Social Politics.
Research fellow, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, Ontario.