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Investigating the factors affecting the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants: a case study of Hangzhou in China

Zeng, H; Ke, Q; Yu, X; (2021) Investigating the factors affecting the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants: a case study of Hangzhou in China. International Journal of Urban Sciences , 25 (1) pp. 16-30. 10.1080/12265934.2020.1713861. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper examines the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants in the Chinese context. The study uses the survey data of residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants in Hangzhou. The ordered logit model is employed to examine the factors affecting the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants, a special group of the workforce in metropolitan cities of China. Unlike the previous studies of residential satisfaction of rural migrant workers in Chinese cities, we find that the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants does follow the standard patterns identified in the literature; the socio-demographic attributes such as gender, education, income, housing characteristics of size and the quality of kitchen and sanitary facilities and neighbourhood environment and location factors such as the distance to work place, accessibility to employment and other location and the availability of entertaining amenities are significant determinants of residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants. Additionally, the institutional factors such as tenancy agreement signed with landlord and lease length, which provides tenants with residential stability and security have a significant impact on residential satisfaction. This finding has policy implication of regulating the growing rental housing market in China. This finding also complements the existing research on residential satisfaction.

Type: Article
Title: Investigating the factors affecting the residential satisfaction of new-generation migrants: a case study of Hangzhou in China
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2020.1713861
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/12265934.2020.1713861
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Residential satisfaction, new-generation migrants, Chinese cities
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Planning
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10093225
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