Favoured owners, neglected tenants: Privatisation of state owned housing in Hanoi

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Favoured owners, neglected tenants: Privatisation of state owned housing in Hanoi
Author(s) Tran, Hoai Anh ; Dalholm, Elisabeth
Date 2005
English abstract
This paper presents selected findings from the project ‘Privatisation of public housing in Hanoi, the impacts on housing quality and social equality’ which was financed by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA). The project analyses the consequences of privatisation on the housing conditions of those tenants and owners who live in privatised and partly privatised multi-family apartment buildings. This paper focuses on the consequences of privatisation on the housing and living conditions of tenants compared to those of owners, and presents findings. The paper concludes that privatisation actually helps to strengthen the existing inequity between different social groups, in the sense that the privatisation policy supports senior government officials, many of whom are well situated both financially and socially, and ignores poor and lowincome households. Privatisation also contributes to enhancing the inequality between better-off housing areas and poorer ones. Mixed ownership, and the lack of regulations about the duties and rights of owners and tenants after privatisation, also lead to serious degradation of common areas in all residential blocks.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030500291066 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Housing Studies;6
Volume 20
ISSN 0267-3037
Pages 897-929
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Housing privatisation
apartment buildings
homeownership
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13279 (link to this page)

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