Dr Cathy Honge Gong

PhD Economics; M.S Public Policy; B.S Economics
Research Fellow


A Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).  Cathy contributes primarily to the CEPAR Research program in Healthy and Productive Ageing and collaborates in other CRAHW research being developed.   Her research has focused on income inequality, income mobility, employment, social exclusion and disadvantage across the life course.  She has a PhD in Economics from the  ANU and had been working as a Research Fellow at NATSEM, University of Canberra, an Assistant Director at DEEWR and a Statistician at National Bureau of Statistics of China. She works closely with policy makers and the community sector to provide an evidence base to inform the development of effective social policy. She has published on intergenerational mobility, income inequality, spatial disparity, disadvantage and social exclusion in both international and domestic journals. She was a CI of ARC linkage grant (as an early career researcher) in 2011: “Understanding and preventing workforce vulnerabilities in midlife and beyond.


Research interests

  • Healthy and productive aging
  • Spatial disparity and age friendly communities for older people
  • Inequality and mobility in health, employment and economic well-being
  • Labor market and retirement choices
  • Microeconometrics for cross sectional and longitudinal analysis
  • Indexation, microsimulation and applied statistics