Housing and wealth inequality: Racial-ethnic differences in home equity in the United States

  title={Housing and wealth inequality: Racial-ethnic differences in home equity in the United States},
  author={Lauren J. Krivo and Robert L. Kaufman},
In our study, we took a first step toward broadening our understanding of the sources of both housing and wealth inequality by studying differences in housing equity among blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and non-Hispanic whites in the United States. Using data from the American Housing Survey, we found substantial and significant gaps in housing equity for blacks and Hispanics (but not for Asians) compared with whites, even after we controlled for a wide range of locational, life-cycle… Expand
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