Gary Painter and Zhou Yu on Immigrants and home ownership

One of my favorite colleague, Gary Painter, has a new manuscript on home ownership and immigrants that you may access from the Lusk Center website.

From the abstract:

The recent trend of immigrants arriving in mid-size metropolitan areas has received
growing attention in the literature. This study examines the success of immigrants in the
housing markets of a sample 60 metropolitan areas using Census microdata in both 2000
and 2005. The results suggest that immigrants are less successful in achieving
homeownership and more likely to live in overcrowded conditions than native-born
whites of non-Hispanic origin. The immigrant effect on homeownership differs by
geography and by immigrant group. Finally, we find evidence that immigrant networks
increase the likelihood of becoming a homeowner.

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