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A sharing economy? Unpacking demand and living conditions in the urban housing market in Kenya

Sumila Gulyani, Debabrata Talukdar and Ellen M. Bassett

World Development, 2018, vol. 109, issue C, 57-72

Abstract: With Africa’s urban transition underway, housing is a formidable challenge. Housing shortfalls and continued slum growth are consistently forecast. But what kinds of housing do current residents occupy? Do owners have better quality housing than tenants? How much do tenants pay and what features do they value? This study builds a demand-side understanding of housing using survey data from over 14,000 households in 15 Kenyan cities.

Keywords: Sharing; Housing; Living conditions; Rents; Kenya; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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