Young people and their housing
conditions are closely linked, since housing determines whether an individual
can lead a smooth transition from dependence to independence. Nevertheless,
young people across many societies face growing problems in achieving this
transition, which can be attributed to rising house prices and the lack of
affordable alternatives to homeownership. Moreover, young people are likely to
have vastly divergent experiences and outcomes depending on their tenure. This
paper explores these issues in relation to young people in Beijing. The paper
argues that the housing issues in Beijing have distinct local characteristics.
Drawing on a unique dataset of 83 housing stories, this paper explores housing
differentiation and experiences amongst young, promising middle-class people in
Beijing. This paper attempts to answer the following research questions: What
factors contribute to young people's access to homeownership in light of the rising
house prices in Beijing?How is homeownership differentiated by different
classifications? The answers to the research questions are the key to
understanding the differentiation of homeownership amongst young, promising
middle-class people in Beijing.
Hongping.Home ownership, housing
differentiation and experiences of living: evidence from young, promising
middle-class Beijingers[J] Journal of Youth Studies,2020,10.