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The Affordability of Owner Occupied Housing in Beijing
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
2008 (English)In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 23, no 4, 317-335 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Facilitating home ownership and providing more affordable housing has received considerable attention in urban China. However, it remains a challenge to develop better measurements of affordability due to the income disparity and housing inequality in Beijing. In this study, a new measure of affordability is defined by residual income. Therefore, a minimum required budget for a family to purchase a "standard" unit is deduced by accounting for the basic necessities and financial loans. This paper also discusses the deficiencies of the implemented "Economic Housing Plan" on bridging the housing affordability gap.

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2008. Vol. 23, no 4, 317-335 p.
Keyword [en]
Beijing, China, Economic housing plan, Housing affordability, Low-to medium-income household, Residual income
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-89248DOI: 10.1007/s10901-008-9120-2ISI: 000207708900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-89248DiVA: diva2:159741
Available from: 2009-02-10 Created: 2009-02-10 Last updated: 2011-01-04Bibliographically approved

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