The homeownership as migrant integration indicator California and Spain, 2001-2006

Julián López-Colás, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Juan Antonio Módenes Cabrerizo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Brenda Yépez Martínez, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Despite its contradictions and paradoxes, access to home ownership is still one of the key indicators to measure the integration of immigrants in host countries. The aim of this paper is to analyze the evolution of homeownership of nationals and foreigners in California (United States) and Spain. In particular, it is to examine and determine the influence of sociodemographic characteristics of households on this evolution. The following questions are raised: Is nationality a variable influencing homeownership? Are foreigners more inclined to live in rented accommodation? To achieve the objectives raised, various logistic regression models will be performed, which allow us to compare both access to homeownership in California and Spain and the differences between nationals and foreigners in both areas.

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Presented in Session 101: Measurement of integration