Immigrants & Wealth

Because wealth is an important measure of financial well-being and economic incorporation, understanding the wealth ownership patterns of immigrant groups and their American-born children could provide important insight into both trends in wealth ownership and immigrant incorporation.

Chinese Immigrants

There is considerable heterogeneity among Chinese immigrants in saving and wealth accumulation. This paper explores how the context of emigration shapes those differences.

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ENDURING ADVANTAGES

Chinese and Indian immigrants to the U.S. have high wealth among immigrants, but there is considerable within-group heterogeneity.

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MEXICAN AMERICAN MOBILITY

Mexican American faceĀ considerable early-life impediments to mobility, and they have not achieved wealth-parity with whites. But despite early roadblocks, Mexican American adults accumulate considerable net worth.

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CHINESE & INDIAN FINANCIAL ASSETS

Chinese and Indian immigrants are two of the wealthiest immigrant groups in the U.S. Financial asset ownership explains much of their advantage.

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