The Role of Turkish Immigrants in Entrepreneurial Activities in Germany
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); DIW DC
The City College of The City University of New York - Department of Economics; The University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics
Klaus F. Zimmermann
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); University of Bonn; Journal of Population Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
PIER Working Paper No. 05-029
This paper addresses a central issue to migration, the role of immigrants in entrepreneurial activity. In particular, the paper focuses on the determinants of the decision to become an entrepreneur for Turks living in Germany. The paper provides some important benchmarks, including the self-employment behavior of natives. The paper utilizes a comprehensive and reliable data base, the German Socioeconomic Panel to undertake systematic econometric analyses using appropriate statistical methods. The findings are that observable characteristics play different roles in the self-employment choice of immigrants and natives, whereas age-earnings profiles are similar for native and immigrant entrepreneurs.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 45
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Self-employment, Immigration,Guest-workers, Turkey, Germany, European Union, German Socioeconomic Panel Data, Binomial Logit, Treiman international occupational prestige scale.
JEL Classification: J0, C23, C25, F22, J23, J61working papers series
Date posted: November 11, 2005
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