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dc.contributor.authorOyelere, Ruth Uwaifoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBelton, Willieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009060893en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35703-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the impact of home country economic status on immigrant self-employment probability in the U.S. We estimate a probability model and find that, consistent across race, immigrants from developed countries are more likely to be self-employed in the U.S than are immigrants from developing countries. This result is unexpected given previous research which suggests that immigrants from countries with high levels of self-employment tend to be more involved in self-employment in the U.S. Developing countries on average have higher self-employment rates than do developed countries but our research shows that immigrants from developing countries have similar or lower self-employment probabilities relative to native born White Americans, whereas immigrant from developed countries have significantly higher self-employment probabilities relative to native born White Americans. We provide two potential explanations for this result. First, immigrants from developed countries may indeed have more and better access to start-up capital from their country of origin. Second, institutional arrangements in the developed world may be similar across countries allowing immigrants from developed countries to have an informational advantage over immigrants from developing countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 4178en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelE24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelJ40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSelf-employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigranten_US
dc.subject.keywordhome countryen_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleComing to America: does immigrant's home country economic status impact the probability of self-employment in the U.S.?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn602104181en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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