Homeownership Attainment of Adult Children in Urban China: Parental Attributes and Financial Support

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family and Consumer Studies
Creator Yu, Zhou
Title Homeownership Attainment of Adult Children in Urban China: Parental Attributes and Financial Support
Date 2017
Description Soaring homeownership and housing prices have made it more difficult for newcomers to climb the housing ladder without parental support. This study relies on China Household Finance Survey microdata in 2015 to examine the role of parental attributes and financial support on adult children's homeownership attainment. Results show that, after controlling for covariates, parental lending for housing would triple the adult children's odds of homeownership. Parental financial support plays a marginal role in maintaining homeownership. Adult children are more likely to transfer income to their parents than to receive, which is detrimental to the adult children's homeownership. The relative importance of parental attributes is secondary to that of parental support and the adult children's institutional attributes-hukou status and access to housing provident fund. While the housing market is maturing, some advantages embedded in the socialist institutional arrangements have persisted. Young adults and rural migrants, who are burdened by financially supporting their parents, will struggle more in their housing careers
Type Text
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Journal Title Housing Studies
First Page 1
Last Page 28
Subject Demographics; Intergenerational mobility; Parental income transfers; Parental attributes
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Zhou Yu
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6pw1m83
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2020-01-08
Date Modified 2020-01-08
ID 1500758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pw1m83
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