Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Do ethnic enclaves and networks promote immigrant self-employment?
The author assesses how ethnic enclaves and networks affect the self-employment decisions of immigrants in the U.S. She finds that ethnic networks play a positive role in the likelihood that immigrants will choose self-employment as an alternative to wage employment. However, there is no clear impact of ethnic geographical concentrations on the self-employment decision.
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Maude Toussaint-Comeau, "Do ethnic enclaves and networks promote immigrant self-employment?", Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Economic Perspectives, issue Q IV, pages 30-50, 2008.
Keywords: Immigrants ; Self-employed
This item with handle RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2008:i:qiv:p:30-50:n:v.32no.4
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