chapter  7
Urban Housing Welfare and Income Distribution
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In recent years the continuing increase in income inequality among urban resi­ dents has aroused great concern. There are many factors contributing to the widen­ ing gap, including factors having to do with labor and other markets, problems left by history, contradictions of the dual economic system created during the transi­ tion,1 and so forth. Among them, the delay of the housing reform is a factor that cannot be ignored.