Housing tenure choice in transitional urban China: A multilevel analysis

Citation
Yq. Huang et Wav. Clark, Housing tenure choice in transitional urban China: A multilevel analysis, URBAN STUD, 39(1), 2002, pp. 7-32
Citations number
98
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
EnvirnmentalStudies Geografy & Development
Journal title
URBAN STUDIES
ISSN journal
0042-0980 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
1
Year of publication
2002
Pages
7 - 32
Database
ISI
SICI code
0042-0980(200201)39:1<7:HTCITU>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
Using a 1996 national survey of housing in China and a multilevel modelling technique, we examine housing tenure choice in transitional urban China wh ere households have been granted limited freedom of choice in the housing m arket since the housing reforms of 1988. We find that both market mechanism s and institutional forces affect households' tenure choice in urban China. While some socioeconomic factors such as age, household size, household in come and housing price have similar effects on tenure choice as in the West , others such as the number of workers and marital status have rather diffe rent effects. In addition, factors characterising institutional relationshi ps among the state, work units and households, such as hukou, job rank and work unit rank, still play important roles in tenure choice.