Housing Inequality in Urban China: Theoretical Debates, Empirical Evidences, and Future Directions
The completion of this article was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41571153) awarded to the corresponding author.
Journal of Planning Literature
Within three decades, the urban housing reform in China has changed access to housing from a system of socialist administrative allocation to that of more market-dominated housing development and consumption. Researchers have studied the socioeconomic and spatial consequences of these profound transformations. This review focuses on China’s housing inequality literature in relation to the changing origins, spatial patterns, and recent policy responses. The article reveals the unique features of China’s transitional economy along with massive urbanization, in which housing inequalities are rooted in socialism and strengthened by institutional changes of a state-led market economy.
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Fang, Y., Liu, Z., & Chen, Y. (2019). Housing Inequality in Urban China: Theoretical Debates, Empirical Evidences, and Future Directions. Journal of Planning Literature.