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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(16); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061605.

Theoretical debate on housing inequality research in China under the background of market transformation


Qiuchen Hao

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Qiuchen Hao

University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 102401, China


China's housing resource allocation has undergone a systematic transformation from planned welfare distribution to comprehensive market distribution, which has led to the widening of China's housing asset gap and triggered a heated discussion on housing inequality in the field of sociology. China's research on housing inequality and the change of housing stratification mechanism mainly focuses on the relationship between the two mechanisms of market and redistribution, and produces theoretical debates such as "market transition", "power persistence" and "power derivation". With the deepening of the study of housing inequality, the research on housing stratification has also undergone an important shift from macro to micro, from the perspective of unit system to the perspective of market and household, reflecting the changes in housing distribution under the background of China's social and economic marketization transformation, showing a distinct imprint of the transformation of the times.


market transformation, social stratification

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Qiuchen Hao. Theoretical debate on housing inequality research in China under the background of market transformation. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 16: 29-34. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061605.


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