Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association


Immigrants and Natives Homeownership Gap in the State of New York

Abeba Mussa

vol. 6, October 2013, p. 148-155


This paper analyzes the determinants of homeownership gap between the immigrant and native population in the State of New York. Using the data from 2010-2012 American Community Survey, the paper provides empirical evidence that the homeownership gap between the immigrant and native households persist during the recent housing boom/bust recovery periods. There is a 30 - 31 percentage homeownership gap between the immigrant and natives households. The homeownership gap between the two groups of population becomes smaller among those who have 100% or total ownership on their dwellings. On the other hand, the gap is bigger among those who partially own their house and still purchasing their house by paying mortgage.


suggested citation:

Abeba Mussa. "Immigrants and Natives Homeownership Gap in the State of New York." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 6, October 2013, p. 148-155

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