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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030804.

The Economic Impacts of Studentification on Local Communities - A Review of the Literature Based on Cross-Strait Studies


Tingwei Lin*, Feiya Ma

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Tingwei Lin

International Center for Recreation and Tourism Research, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China, 100000
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studentification, as a type of gentrification, is a new socio-spatial phenomenon observed in the context of the expansion of higher education, which has a series of social, economic and cultural impacts. This paper firstly describes the significance of studentification, then examines the relationship between gentrification and studentification, then reviews the empirical research on the economic impact of studentification on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and finally points out that studentification can boost the local economy on some levels, but it is not a panacea for improving the economy. In the future, it is urgent to develop and use big data technology to identify more accurately the housing choices of college students, their spatial mobility, the characteristics of college groups and the impact of studentification on local economies.


Studentification, Gentrification, Economic Impact, Literature Review

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Tingwei Lin, Feiya Ma. The Economic Impacts of Studentification on Local Communities - A Review of the Literature Based on Cross-Strait Studies. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 30-40. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030804.


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