Why do natives and non-natives have different housing outcomes? Evidence from Britain

Publication type

Journal Article


Publication date

June 1, 2019


Purpose: This study aims to examine the housing outcomes of natives and multiple generations of non-natives using a longitudinal survey data in Britain. Design/methodology/approach: The authors use longitudinal data from Britain, in which they can observe multiple generations of immigrants and their demographic and economic information. Findings: The probability models for housing tenure reveal significant variation in the outcomes which are robust to several econometric specifications. Research limitations/implications: As migration and its impact on local economy is a highly debated topic across several major regions of the world, the findings bring out important insights with policy implications. The research is limited by the sample size of the longitudinal survey. Originality/value: The empirical evidence on the topic is quite limited with mixed findings. Especially, the authors’ ability to look through multiple generations is unique in identifying the variation in housing outcomes for the native and non-native citizens.

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International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

Volume and page numbers

Volume: 12 , p.298 -329








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