EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Housing Wealth Status and Informal Accumulation of Rural Villages at the Rural-Urban Fringe in Shanghai, China

Jin Xie (), Yinying Cai (), Hang Tang () and Yuanqin Liao ()
Additional contact information
Jin Xie: College of Public Administration, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Yinying Cai: College of Public Administration, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Hang Tang: Shanghai Institute of Land Resource Survey, Shanghai 200072, China
Yuanqin Liao: Shanghai Institute of Land Resource Survey, Shanghai 200072, China

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 17, 1-1

Abstract: Housing wealth among urban residents has been a hotspot issue, but there is a dearth of literature focusing on rural housing wealth. Using housing registration data in Shanghai, this study examines the status and accumulation of rural housing wealth at the rural-urban fringe. Results show that rural housing wealth at the rural-urban fringe is characterized by high stock and frequent extension and reconstruction dominated by auxiliary houses. Rural housing wealth is still relatively equitable, but compared to their initial housing wealth distribution, disparities in urban villages or suburban villages are obviously higher than in the outer suburbs. These disparities are mainly driven by the expansion and reconstruction of rural auxiliary houses, typically the horizontal expansion of auxiliary homes. We suggest that defining explicit construction rules for rural auxiliary will help to avoid the disorder increase in illegal housing and, subsequently, rural housing wealth disparity.

Keywords: housing wealth; rural villages; disparity status; informal accumulation; rural-urban fringe; Shanghai (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/17/6859/pdf (application/pdf)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/17/6859/ (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:jsusta:v:12:y:2020:i:17:p:6859-:d:403227

Access Statistics for this article

Sustainability is currently edited by Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen

More articles in Sustainability from MDPI, Open Access Journal
Bibliographic data for series maintained by XML Conversion Team ().

 
Page updated 2021-01-05
Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:12:y:2020:i:17:p:6859-:d:403227