Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 76 ›› Issue (6): 1350-1365.doi: 10.11821/dlxb202106003

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Spatial pattern and determinants of migrants' urban housing purchase intention under the binary-locational household arrangements

LIN Liyue1,2(), ZHU Yu1,3(), LIN Kun4, KE Wenqian1,2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geography, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
    2. Key Laboratory for Humid Subtropical Eco-geographical Processes of the Ministry of Education, Fuzhou 350007, China
    3. Asian Demographic Research Institute, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, China
    4. School of Geography, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China
  • Received:2020-09-27 Revised:2021-04-20 Online:2021-06-25 Published:2021-08-25
  • Contact: ZHU Yu E-mail:lly30@163.com;Zhu300@fjnu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971168);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971180);Major Projects of The National Social Science Fund of China(18ZDA132)

Abstract:

The migrants' urban housing purchase intention and its spatial preference are directly related to the path selection of the conversion of rural migrants into urban citizens and the high quality development in the new phase of urbanization. Therefore, understanding migrants' urban purchase intention and its determinants and monitoring its spatial patterns are of great importance for both academic studies and policy-making. Based on the data from the 2016 China Migrant Dynamic Survey and related statistics of cities, this paper provides an updated and comprehensive study on migrants' urban housing purchase intention in the original and destination urban areas and the determinants by using spatial autocorrelation and multi-level regression models. The results suggest that 21.62% of respondents indicated their intention of purchasing housing in the destination city; in the meantime, 11.07% of respondents expressed their intention of housing ownership in the original urban areas, and 1.68% of migrants have the housing purchase intention in both the original and destination urban areas. The research also reveals a significant variation of migrants' urban housing purchase intention among cities of different sizes, and geographical regions, demonstrating that migrants' urban housing purchase intention in the original and destination urban areas forms a complementary distribution characteristic in space. While the southeastern coastal area is the main destination of migrants in China, which is dominated by inter-provincial mobility, the urban housing purchase intention of migrants in this area belongs to the lowest categories; in contrast, its urban housing purchase intention of the original urban areas is one of the highest among different regions. However, in the migration original areas, and the areas which is dominated by intra-provincial mobility, the situation is just the opposite. The modelling results reveal that the migrants' urban housing purchase intention is mainly affected by migrants' individual characteristics and the destination city's housing market, and the level of the destination city's social and economic development has no significant effect. However, there are some important differences between the determinants of the urban housing purchase intention of the original and destination urban areas, shedding light on the variation in the factors affecting migrants' urban housing purchase intention in different urban areas. More specifically, education, occupational status of professionals and technicians, semi-family migration, family life cycle and urban housing prices have only a significant impact on the housing purchase intention in the destination cities; possessing urban houses and the number of migration motilities has only contributed to the housing purchase intention in the original urban areas; nature of household registration, occupational status of manufacturing industry personnel, mobility range, duration at host location and city size have the opposite effect in the two types of housing purchase intention. These results provide an important scientific and evidence basis for policy making to promote the further increase in migrants' urban settlement intention and its permanency and stability, which will further facilitate the advancement of China's urbanization.

Key words: migrant, urban housing purchase intention, binary-locational household, spatial pattern