Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58959
Authors: 
Mahuteau, Stéphane
Piracha, Matloob
Tani, Massimiliano
Lucero, Matias Vaira
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6238
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the impact of a change in Australia's immigration policy, introduced in the mid-1990s, on migrants' probability of becoming entrepreneurs. The policy change consists of stricter entry requirements and restrictions to welfare entitlements. The results indicate that those who entered under more stringent conditions - the second cohort - have a higher probability to become self-employed, than those in the first cohort. We also find significant time and region effects. Contrary to some existing evidence, time spent in Australia positively affects the probability to become self-employed. We discuss the intuitions for the results and their policy implications.
Subjects: 
immigration policy
entrepreneurship
migration
JEL: 
C34
J24
J61
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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