A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap

Bauer, Thomas K., Cobb-Clark, Deborah A., Hildebrand, Vincent A. and Sinning, Mathias G. (2011) A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap. Economic Inquiry, 49 4: 989-1007. doi:10.1111/j.1465-7295.2009.00221.x

Author Bauer, Thomas K.
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.
Hildebrand, Vincent A.
Sinning, Mathias G.
Title A comparative analysis of the nativity wealth gap
Journal name Economic Inquiry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-2583
Publication date 2011-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-7295.2009.00221.x
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 4
Start page 989
End page 1007
Total pages 19
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
1400 Business, Management and Accounting
Abstract We investigate the relative wealth position of immigrant households residing in Australia, Germany, and the United States. In Germany and the United States, wealth differentials stem from differences in the educational attainment and demographic characteristics of the native and immigrant populations, rather than income differentials. In contrast, the small nativity wealth gap in Australia exists because immigrants to Australia do not translate their relative educational and demographic advantage into a wealth advantage. Overall, we find substantial disparity in the economic well-being of immigrant and native families which is largely consistent with domestic labor markets and immigration policies. (JEL F22, D31)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
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