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Nativity Differences in Neighborhood Quality Among New York City Households

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Publication Date: November 1998

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Emily Rosenbaum; Samantha Friedman; Hielke Buddelmeyer

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Housing)

Keywords: Crime; Health; Immigrants; Neighborhoods

Type: Working Paper

Abstract:

In this paper we add to the literature on locational attainment of immigrants by focusing on a broader range of neighborhood quality indicators that has been done before and by examining the foreign-born contingent of a given ethnic group separately from the native-born contingent of that group. Specifically, we evaluate in New York City how immigrant households compare to native-born households, overall and by race and ethnicity, with respect to neighborhood characteristics such as crime, health outcomes, poverty, and unsafe housing.