Immigrant characteristics and Hispanic-Anglo housing inequality

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This paper seeks to explain why Hispanic households in the United States live in housing markedly inferior to Anglos'. I argue that immigrant characteristics of Hispanic households and the metropolitan areas in which Hispanics live play important roles in determining such inequality in the housing market. Empirical analyses of homeownership, household crowding, and housing costs demonstrate that immigration plays a role in explaining relatively low homeownership and high household crowding for each of four large Hispanic populations (Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Hispanics). The role of immigrant characteristics in determining housing costs is much weaker.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-615
Number of pages17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography


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