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Do ethnic enclaves and networks promote immigrant self-employment?
Maude Toussaint-Comeau

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.
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Keywords: Immigrants ; Self-employed
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