July 01, 2005

The Impact of Minority Growth and Minorities’ Rising Household Income on Housing Markets

Zhu Xiao Di, Ruby Henry, Eric Belsky, George Masnick

W05-5: Minority growth in population and households, both in absolute numbers and relative share, has been one of the nation’s most important demographic changes over the past several decades. Its overall bearing on housing markets has been substantial, and it has had varying influences on specific housing markets. One important distinction to make in studying the minority impact on housing markets is to separate the numerical growth in minorities from their improving economic status relative to whites. In this paper we examine both issues separately and subsequently study their combined effects…

Category: Working Papers

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