Exchange of Rural Residential Land in China

Wen Yan, Yueming Xu


China’s economy is experiencing rapid urbanization, which is featured by both inefficient rural residential land and insufficient urban construction land. Another characteristic of China’s urbanization is the frequent phenomenon of “over-urbanization” in developing countries. Population cannot be urbanized as quickly as land, mainly because migrants moving out of rural areas have no affordability of the urban housing. The purpose of this paper is to establish a framework of coordinating urban construction land and rural residential land, changing the inefficient rural residential land into arable land and as the same time increasing the quota of urban construction land, which can both help to improve the supply of urban construction land and help to meet migrants’ residential needs in urban areas.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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