Living Environment and Well-Being of in-Situ Urbanized Rural Residents in Chinese Cities
We are particularly focusing on the living environment and health status and socio-psychological well-being of in-situ urbanized rural residents’ experiences and compare them to the experiences of rural-to-urban migrants and established urban hukou residents residing in the same areas:
- Living environment—to discover the housing conditions, the living environment changes, and the extent to which in-situ urbanized rural residents have adapted to the new urban life style;
- Health status and socio-psychological well-being—to gain an understanding of the in-situ urbanized rural residents’ general health status, mental problems, perceived social position, perceived discrimination, sense of identity, and sense of urban citizenship.
This study offers a comprehensive and nuanced examination of the changes in the living environments and lifestyles of in-situ urbanized rural residents, and the effects of such changes on their well-being. With the policy-driven quasi-experimental survey design, the study yields rich materials for analyzing Chinese urbanization and also makes a valuable contribution to other related policy reforms.