Housing Provision Reform and the Real Estate Sector

  • Yilin Hou
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


This chapter combs through details of the housing provision reform in China that started in the early 1990s. Doing so enables us to dissect the interlocking relationship between the housing provision reform and the real estate sector of the economy, which has since been one of the strongest pillars to boost the GDP growth not only of the country as a whole but also of municipalities and provinces. The housing reform has generated huge improvements in the living standards of citizens within the last two decades; the real estate sector was a huge impetus to the economy. In this sense, both have been very successful; yet, both have undoubtedly also left behind a trail of unintended consequences from their rapid change.


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  • Yilin Hou
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  1. 1.The Maxwell SchoolSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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