Asset Building Financial Inclusion Working Paper

Immigrants in Rural America: Finding a Foothold, Creating a Home

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature relating to immigration into rural America, including the scale and location of immigration, the characteristics of immigrant populations, and community impacts. The paper looks at aspects of wealth and assets among immigrants, including the use of the U.S financial systems, homeownership, remittances, individual development accounts, and microentrepreneurship. This paper is one of a series focusing on wealth-building in rural America.

Project: Wealth Building in Rural America Project


Miller, K. K. (2005). Immigrants in rural America: Finding a foothold, creating a home (CSD Working Paper No. 05-44). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development..