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dc.contributor.authorDuleep, Harriet Orcutten_US
dc.contributor.authorJaeger, David A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRegets, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62439-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the theoretical underpinnings and provides empirical evidence for a model that predicts a positive impact of immigration on entrepreneurial activity. Immigrants, we hypothesize, facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship by being willing and able to invest in new skills. At the heart of this theoretical prediction is the observation that human capital not immediately valued in the U.S. labor market is useful for learning new skills. Because immigrants face a lower opportunity cost of investing in new skills or methods, this transfer of source-specific skills to the U.S. may lead immigrants to be more flexible in their human capital investments than observationally equivalent natives. Areas with large numbers of immigrants (even if they are not self-employed) may prove to be areas in which entrepreneurship and innovation are easier to accomplish. Our theory offers a unique perspective on the contributions of immigrants to economic development beyond traditional perspectives that focus on low-cost immigrant labor or immigrant entrepreneurship.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6677en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ39en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capital investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordskill transferabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordopportunity costen_US
dc.subject.keywordlearning transferabilityen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleHow immigration may affect US native entrepreneurship: Theoretical building blocks and preliminary resultsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn719124883en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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