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The Immigrant/Native Wealth Gap in Germany, Italy and Luxembourg

Thomas Mathä (), Alessandro Porpiglia and Eva Sierminska ()

No 57, BCL working papers from Central Bank of Luxembourg

Abstract: This paper analyses the existence of an immigrant/native wealth gap by using household survey data for Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. The results show that, in all three countries, a sizeable wealth gap exists between natives and immigrants. Towards the upper tail of the wealth distribution the gap narrows to a small extent. This gap persists even after controlling for demographic characteristics, country of origin, cohort and age at migration although cross-country differences exist in the immigration penalty.

Keywords: household; survey data; wealth gap; immigrants; distribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-eur and nep-mig
Date: 2011-02
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