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Immigration and the Housing Market: The Case of Castel Volturno, in Campania Region, Italy

Fabiana Forte (), Valentina Antoniucci () and Pierfrancesco De Paola ()
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Fabiana Forte: Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Via S. Lorenzo ad Septimum, 81031 Aversa, Italy
Valentina Antoniucci: Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova, Via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
Pierfrancesco De Paola: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 2, 1-17

Abstract: According to Eurostat, Italy is the fifth country of the European Union per immigrant population. The complexity of the phenomenon, as it has evolved in recent years, leads to analyzing it from a specific point of view, that of the real estate market. The article represents the early stage of research on the housing condition of the immigrant population in the Southern Italy and its effect on the housing market. First, we describe the spatial segregation phenomenon affecting the immigrant population in Campania Region; then we analyze data of the municipality of Castel Volturno, which has one of the greater migratory pressure throughout the whole region. We provide statistical regressions correlating housing prices and socio-economic features from 2006 to 2016. The results confirm the findings of the current literature on the subject: there is a specific phenomenon associated with the presence of an immigrant population residing in conjunction with a reduction of housing prices.

Keywords: housing market; multiple regression analysis; immigrants; spatial segregation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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