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Residential Segregation and Immigrants' Satisfaction with the Neighborhood in Germany

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  • Verena Dill
  • Uwe Jirjahn
  • Georgi Tsertsvadze

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Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, this study examines the relationship between immigrant residential segregation and immigrants' satisfaction with the neighborhood. The estimates show that immigrants living in segregated areas are less satisfied with the neighborhood. This is consistent with the hypothesis that housing discrimination rather than self-selection plays an important role in immigrant residential segregation. Our result holds true even when controlling for other influences such as household income and quality of the dwelling. It also holds true in fixed effects estimates that account for unobserved time-invariant influences.

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  • Verena Dill & Uwe Jirjahn & Georgi Tsertsvadze, 2011. "Residential Segregation and Immigrants' Satisfaction with the Neighborhood in Germany," Research Papers in Economics 2011-08, University of Trier, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Immigrant Residential Segregation; Housing Discrimination; Self-Segregation; Neighborhood Satisfaction;
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    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General

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