Journal article

Effects of Involuntary Residential Relocation on Household Satisfaction in Shanghai, China

Jennifer Day

URBAN POLICY AND RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

Classical theories of urban relocation in market economies frame a household residential move as a way for a household to reset itself to a desired level of satisfaction-that is, to make itself as happy as possible given a set of constraints. In Chinese cities, where not all who relocate are willing movers, the picture is more complicated. Currently, Shanghai's development policies encourage population migration to the urban edge. This includes not only housing for those that made a choice to move, but also housing designated as resettlement housing for those involuntarily resettled. Urban policy in China continues to resettle unwilling denizens at the edges of the city, without an understan..

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