Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153736
Authors: 
Mathä, Thomas Y.
Porpiglia, Alessandro
Sierminska, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1302
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the existence of an immigrant/native wealth gap by using household survey data for Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. The results show that, in all three countries, a sizeable wealth gap exists between natives and immigrants. Towards the upper tail of the wealth distribution the gap narrows to a small extent. This gap persists even after controlling for demographic characteristics, country of origin, cohort and age at migration although cross-country differences exist in the immigration penalty.
Subjects: 
distribution
household
immigrants
survey data
wealth gap
JEL: 
D31
F22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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