Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125353
Authors: 
Clark, Ken
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 120
Abstract: 
In many countries, ethnic minority groups are over-represented in self-employment compared with the majority community. The kind of work done by minority entrepreneurs can therefore be an important driver of the economic well-being of their ethnic group. Furthermore, growing the self-employment sector is a policy objective for many governments, which see it as a source of innovation, economic growth, and employment. While self-employment might offer economic opportunities to minority groups, it is important to understand the factors that underlie the nature and extent of ethnic entrepreneurship to evaluate whether policy measures should support it.
Subjects: 
ethnicity
self-employment
entrepreneurship
JEL: 
J15
L26
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Document Type: 
Article

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