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dc.contributor.authorDeSilva, Sanjayaen_US
dc.contributor.authorElmelech, Yuvalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:09:45Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:09:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31657-
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, as the homeownership rate in the United States reached its highest level in history, homeownership itself remained unevenly distributed, particularly along racial and ethnic lines. By using data from the 2000 Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) and 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) to study the trajectory into homeownership of black, Asian, white, and Latino households, this paper explores the various socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, as well as the distinct immigration experiences and spatial patterns that shape racial and ethnic inequality in homeownership. The unique (merged) dataset enables the authors to distinguish assimilation (length of residence) from immigration cohort effects, and to control for various spatial characteristics at the PUMA (Public Use Microdata Area) level. The paper employs a decomposition technique that delineates the distinct effects that composition differentials have on the visible white-minority disparity in homeownership. The findings reveal substantial differences along racial-ethnic lines, highlight the importance of immigration and spatial context in determining Asian and Mexican homeownership rates, and emphasize the unique role that family structure and unobserved factors (e.g. prejudice and discrimination) continue to play in shaping the black-white homeownership gap.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Levy Economics Inst. of Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers // The Levy Economics Institute 565en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelR21en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHomeownershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnicityen_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.titleHousing inequality in the United States: a decomposition analysis of racial and ethnic disparities in homeownershipen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn605415099en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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