EconStor >
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA), Bonn >
IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35630
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorUwaifo Oyelere, Ruthen_US
dc.contributor.authorBelton, Willieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:54:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:54:09Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126162en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35630-
dc.description.abstractIt has been well documented in the literature that ethnicity matters significantly in the determination of self-employment rates. In particular, African-American self-employment rates lag far behind rates for other racial groups. Similarly, the literature also provides evidence of the long lived nature of institutions and the link between institutions and decision making. After controlling for the appropriate factors that can lead to self-employment differentials, we provide an explanation for the self-employment gap that still exists between African-Americans and White Americans. We focus on the important role of repeated negative institutional shocks and how such shocks influence the development of an information matrix as well as the transmission of information across time and generations. We show that African-Americans who were less likely to be influenced by negative institutional shocks and the information stock created from these experiences, have similar self-employment rates to comparably situated White Americans.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3761en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSelf-employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordinformationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfrican-Americanen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionelle Infrastrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufserfahrungen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe role of information and institutions in understanding the black-white gap in self-employmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn583111254en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
583111254.pdf302.06 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.