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Intergenerational Ethnic Enclave Influences on the Likelihood of Being Self-Employed


Gregory Fairchild


University of Virginia - Darden School of Business


Journal of Business Venturing, Forthcoming
Darden Business School Working Paper No. 1019540

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How does the experience of living in an ethnic enclave during formative years influence the propensity to be self-employed? This study examines the intergenerational influence of exposure to self-employed, co-ethnic neighbors on the likelihood that racial or ethnic minorities will become self-employed. The paper develops a model of factors that influence self-employment likelihood, including intergenerational co-ethnic predictors, and tests them through an analysis of respondents to the 2000 U.S. Census long-form survey (i.e., IPUMS). Results show that higher levels of exposure to entrepreneurial co-ethnics in the parent's generation have a strong impact on self-employment likelihood.

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Keywords: Segregation, Self-employment, Urban Areas, Racial Groups

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Date posted: October 9, 2007  

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Fairchild, Gregory, Intergenerational Ethnic Enclave Influences on the Likelihood of Being Self-Employed. Journal of Business Venturing, Forthcoming; Darden Business School Working Paper No. 1019540. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1019540

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Gregory Fairchild (Contact Author)
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/fairchild.htm
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