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
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)
Pages: 38 pages
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