Immigrant trajectories into homeownership: a temporal analysis of residential assimilation

Int Migr Rev. Fall 1998;32(3):593-625.


"This study explores the rate of advancement into homeownership of immigrants, relative to native borns, in Southern California, a principal region of immigrant settlement.... Recent immigrants as well as young native borns are newcomers to the housing market and have lower attainment levels than earlier arrivals or older cohorts. Cohort trajectories are tracked from 1980 to 1990, adjusting for the influence of income, education, English proficiency, and marital status. Asian immigrants achieved extraordinarily high levels of homeownership soon after arrival, whereas Hispanic immigrants demonstrated sustained advancement into homeownership from initially very low levels."

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation*
  • Americas
  • California
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Economics
  • Educational Status*
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Ethnicity*
  • Geography
  • Hispanic or Latino*
  • Housing*
  • Income*
  • Language*
  • Marital Status*
  • Marriage
  • North America
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Research
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Social Change
  • Social Class
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Transients and Migrants
  • United States