Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96761
Authors: 
Mundra, Kusum
Sharma, Amarendra
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8038
Abstract: 
Home adequacy for different groups in the U.S. has not been adequately studied. Using the data from the national level American Housing Survey for the year 2009and logit model, this paper finds that there is a significant adequacy difference for Blacks and Hispanics when compared to whites in the U.S. However, that is not the case for immigrants relative to the natives. We also find that then naturalization improves housing adequacy among immigrant homeowners, whereas, the female headed households have a significantly higher home adequacy than that of the male headed households. Similar to the homeownership findings, this paper highlights that the public policies should aim to narrow the home adequacy gap between whites and minorities and encourage naturalization to improve adequacy among immigrant homeowners.
Subjects: 
housing adequacy gap structural adequacy
U.S. residential real estate
immigrants
minorities
American Housing Survey
naturalized
JEL: 
R2
J15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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