- Migrants and the new stage of public housing reform in China
- Award date
- 26 June 2018
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
In 2010s, for the first time, the Chinese government opened access to housing and urban citizenship for Chinese internal migrants on a broad scale. The Chinese government treats these reforms as a solution to multiple problems, including economic downturn, the slowing growth of domestic demand, increasing shortages in urban labour, and increasing social inequalities between local residents and migrants, as well as between advantaged and disadvantaged migrants. Unfortunately, the road map to achieving these goals at the local level has been missing. Although various policy implementations have emerged across Chinese cities, only the city of Chongqing has realized the national goals at a broad level, regarding the elimination of hukou barriers, improving access to public rental housing and providing housing assistance to the substantial population of migrants (over 260 thousand by 2016 in Chongqing). While the gap between policy rhetoric and policy practice has increased, very little research has adequately addressed the gap based on revealed data. Thus, taking Chongqing as an example, this thesis provides an overall examination of the new stage of public rental housing development in China from the perspectives of both welfare regimes and housing governance. Findings provide improved knowledge of the new housing strategies from a more global perspective and of the roles that different actors have played in ensuring the construction of new public rental housing. Based on original empirical data of Chongqing, this thesis also considers the ways migrants respond to the new policies and their respective impacts on migrants, regarding the preference for accessing public rental housing and the preferences for settling in cities permanently.
Thesis (complete) (Embargo up to and including 26 June 2020)
4: Migrant preferences and access to public rental housing in Chongqing, China (Embargo up to and including 26 June 2020)
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.