Social Housing Policies in Latin America and Singapore: Lessons for China
AbstractThis paper addresses the challenges facing China in accelerating the pace of rural-urban migration as part of its on-going economic development programme. It explains the push and pull influences on migration and in particular explains why a continuing focus on urbanisation is justified by the very large gap between rural and urban incomes and the relatively higher income elasticity of demand for urban-based goods and services. The provision of affordable housing is an integral part of this structural shift programme. The paper thus considers the most appropriate ways in which housing finance can be mobilised, and thence how both the quality and the affordability of the housing stock can be increased. Positive and negative lessons for China are offered from the different urbanisation experiences of Latin America (especially Colombia) and Singapore.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1132.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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China; Colombia; Singapore; rural-urban migration; housing finance;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-12-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2011-12-19 (Development)
- NEP-MIG-2011-12-19 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SEA-2011-12-19 (South East Asia)
- NEP-URE-2011-12-19 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- Miguel Urrutia Montoya & Olga Marcela Namen León, 2011. "Historia del Crédito Hipotecario en Colombia," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 008729, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
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