Third World Planning Review

The work units and housing reforms in China

Third World Planning Review (2001), 23, (1), 23–37.

Abstract

As an important step in the reform of state-owned enterprises in China, a new round of housing reform that aims to break the previous link between the country's work units and their workers has been proposed. This study finds that employees in state-owned work units and those of the private sector have very similar attitudes to the new housing policy. Even the employees of the state-owned units did not oppose the direction of the new reforms. This study signals that the reforms should be continued and accelerated.

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