publication . Article . 2017

Immigrants and the City: The Relevance of Immigration on Housing Price Gradient

Valentina Antoniucci; Giuliano Marella;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017 Journal: Buildings (issn: 2075-5309, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Foreign citizens are a more and more significant part of the population of Italian cities and society (8% of the country’s total population), and they contribute to changes in the cultural, social, and economic structure of the country. Our aim was to assess the incidence of the immigrant population on urban house price polarization, as measured using an original indicator: the center-periphery housing price gradient. While there is ample literature on the relationship between average prices and immigrant populations, less research has been conducted on immigration and the housing price gradient on a national scale. This price gradient may indicate whether immig...
Subjects
free text keywords: housing market, immigrants, multivariate regression, real estate market, price gradient, Building construction, TH1-9745
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