Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Differences in household income and other socioeconomic factors have been more important than subprime lending in explaining the growing gap in homeownership between blacks and whites

Seah, Kiat Ying, Fesselmeyer, Eric and Le, Kien T. (2016) Differences in household income and other socioeconomic factors have been more important than subprime lending in explaining the growing gap in homeownership between blacks and whites. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Apr 2016). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (430kB) | Preview

Abstract

The consequences of the post 2006 housing bust disproportionately affected black households; rates of black homeownership are now 26 percentage points lower compared to whites. In new research, Kiat Ying Seah, Eric Fesselmeyer, and Kien T. Le examine some of the causes of this homeownership gap by focusing on socio-economic factors. They find that rather than being due to discrimination and subprime lending, the gap is mostly explained by changes in household income, whether the household earned dividend, interest, or rental income, and by marital status.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 10:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 00:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66328

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics