Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150743
Authors: 
Block, Jörn
Sandner, Philipp
Wagner, Marcus
Weiglein, Marc
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 196
Abstract (Translated): 
The paper uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) to analyze start-ups by foreigners in Germany. The regression results are the following: First, foreigners in self-employment are found to earn more than foreigners in a regular employment position. Second, foreigners seem to gain more from self-employment relative to Germans. The earnings increase from self-employment is larger for foreigners than it is for Germans. The findings are discussed from a policy and an entrepreneurship education perspective. We argue that there is a great potential for entrepreneurship education targeting foreigners.
Subjects: 
Self-employment
SOEP
foreigners
Germany
earnings
entrepreneurship education
JEL: 
L26
J15
J30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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