Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125309
Authors: 
Lofstrom, Magnus
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 85
Abstract: 
Immigrants are widely perceived to be highly entrepreneurial, contributing to economic growth and innovation, and self-employment is often viewed as a means of enhancing labor market integration and success among immigrants. Accordingly, many countries have established special visas and entry requirements to attract immigrant entrepreneurs. Research supports some of these stances, but expectations may be too high. There is no strong evidence that self-employment is an effective tool of upward economic mobility among low-skilled immigrants. More broadly prioritizing high-skilled immigrants may prove to be more successful than focusing on entrepreneurship.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
self-employment
innovation
immigrants
immigration
JEL: 
J15
J18
J31
J38
J61
L26
M13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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