Gender and Wealth in Demographic Research: A Research Brief on a New Method and Application

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, census/enumeration data
  • Shiffer-Sebba, Doron (University of Pennsylvania. Department of Sociology)
  • Behrman, Julia (Northwestern University)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Gender; wealth; homeownership; measurement
  • Abstract

    This project sought to provide an alternative population-level measurement of homeownership by gender, relying on individuals rather than households as the unit of analysis. Rather than start with household surveys, we examined municipal tax assessor records of homeownership, coding their gender using a name-recognition algorithm. The project found considerable differences between conventional measures that rely on surveys and our measure relying on tax administrative data.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Time Period: Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2018--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
  • 2019-01-01 / 2019-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2019--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2019
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit and Philadelphia
Sampled Universe
Individual homeowners in Detroit and Philadelphia in 2018-2019.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E124922V1

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-10-21