Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27250
Authors: 
Constant, Amelie F.
Roberts, Rowan
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 726
Abstract: 
Immigrants are much less likely to own their homes than natives, even after controlling for a broad range of life-cycle and socio-economic characteristics and housing market conditions. This paper extends the analysis of immigrant housing tenure choice by explicitly accounting for ethnic identity as a potential influence on the homeownership decision, using a two-dimensional model of ethnic identity that incorporates attachments to both origin and host cultures. The evidence suggests that immigrants with a stronger commitment to the host country are more likely to achieve homeownership for a given set of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, regardless of their level of attachment to their home country.
Subjects: 
ethnicity
ethnic identity
immigration
immigrant integration
homeownership
JEL: 
R21
F22
J15
Z10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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