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The Housing Tenure of Immigrants in Ireland: Some Preliminary Analysis

  • David Duffy

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

feature of the Irish economy in recent years has been the high net flow of people into the country. The analysis compares owner-occupancy by natives and immigrants in 1995 and 2004. The results show that immigrants have higher headship rates than the native population but have a much lower rate of owner-occupancy than natives and that the gap has widened over time. The longer an immigrant has been resident in Ireland the more likely they are to be homeowners. The changing mix of the immigrant population may be a contributing factor in explaining the widening gap.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP188.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:esr:wpaper:wp188
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  1. Mathias Sinning, 2010. "Homeownership and Economic Performance of Immigrants in Germany," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 47(2), pages 387-409, February.
  2. Gary Painter & Stuart A. Gabriel & Dowell Myers, 1999. "Race, Immigrant Status, and Housing Tenure Choice," Working Paper 8660, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.
  3. Alan Barrett & Adele Bergin & David Duffy, 2006. "The Labour Market Characteristics and Labour Market Impacts of Immigrants in Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 37(1), pages 1-26.
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