By Rebecca L. H. Chiu (auth.), Jie Chen, Mark Stephens, Yanyun Man (eds.)
Public housing was an incredible strand in western housing guidelines, yet is seldom obvious as a mainstream coverage device for the long run. by contrast, in lots of East Asian nations huge public housing courses are underway. in the back of those generalizations, there are exceptions, too. through together with views of students from the world over, this booklet presents new insights into public housing in its numerous types. It includes in-depth chapters on public housing in 5 East Asian international locations and 6 Western international locations, including 3 comparative evaluate chapters.
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Commodity housing here refers to all housing built by real estate developers. Because ECH, CPH, and RSH are built for sale and provided by developers, they are considered as commodity housing in China’s official statistics. However, nationwide data on the completion of CPH and RSH were not available There is evidence that the Chinese central government has over time reached a consensus that the imbalance between the housing sector and socioeconomic development is largely attributed to the insufficiency and inefficiency of the state provision of housing (Qi 2009; MOHURD 2011; Li 2011).
Nevertheless, we wish to point out that the massive-scale privatization of the public housing sector turned out to be a crucial step in China’s market-oriented socioeconomic reform (Gibson 2009; Adams 2009). The breaking of the link that tied workers to cheap public housing through work units is an important element of the Chinese government’s drive to reform SOEs and banks (Rosen and Ross 2000). In addition, the liberalization of housing markets is also a critical step in promoting the labor mobility implied by economic reform.
However, because the NBSC classifies built-for-sale public housing (ECH, CPH, and sometimes, SRH) as a type of commodity housing in its statistical system of housing sector, it is difficult to get an accurate estimate of the current share of public housing in the Chinese urban housing stock. 8 % urban households were accommodated by new public housing units in 2010 (cf. 9). However, the proportion of households living in new public housing varies greatly across cities. 4 % of total cities), the proportion of public housing units was lower than 5 %; only 6 cities had a proportion higher than 30 % (cf.