EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Residential Mobility and Post-Move Community Satisfaction: Empirical Evidence from Guangzhou, China

Sanqin Mao () and Jie Chen ()
Additional contact information
Sanqin Mao: School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Jie Chen: School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China

Land, 2021, vol. 10, issue 7, 1-14

Abstract: In the last few decades, urban communities in China have experienced unprecedented social and spatial changes under the heightened mobility, which is induced by urban redevelopment and expansion. Prior works of community satisfaction of Chinese urban residents gave little attention to the influence of past residential mobility experiences, which is insufficient to capture the dynamics of urban community in a rapidly changing environment. The paper attempts to address this deficiency in the literature by including characteristics of a resident’s last mobility experience in the model to understand the resident’s community satisfaction based on a city-wide survey in Guangzhou, China. The two-level linear hierarchical regression analysis substantiates the importance of the last mobility experience in a resident’s satisfaction with current community. It reveals that those experienced the “upgrade” relocation from informal communities to formal communities, or former work unit compounds to developed commodity housing estates, will be more satisfied with the community than those did not have such experience. It also reveals that the effects of a resident’s personal and socio-economic characteristics on the resident’s community satisfaction also heavily depend on his or her most recent mobility pattern. The findings in this paper have both policy and practical implications for informing community governance and urban planning in China and worldwide.

Keywords: residential mobility; community satisfaction; Guangzhou; urban China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q15 Q2 Q24 Q28 Q5 R14 R52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/10/7/741/pdf (application/pdf)
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/10/7/741/ (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gam:jlands:v:10:y:2021:i:7:p:741-:d:594622

Access Statistics for this article

Land is currently edited by Ms. Hannah Tian

More articles in Land from MDPI
Bibliographic data for series maintained by MDPI Indexing Manager ().

 
Page updated 2022-03-17
Handle: RePEc:gam:jlands:v:10:y:2021:i:7:p:741-:d:594622