Self-Employment by Foreigners in Germany: Income Effects and Implications for Entrepeneurship Support Policies
Soziale Welt - Zeitschrift für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 7-23
21 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last revised: 17 Nov 2011
Date Written: October 17, 2008
The paper uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) to analyze entrepreneurial activities by foreigners in Germany. The results from our regression analysis 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 compared to German entrepreneurs. Also, 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.
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Keywords: Entrepreneurship, earnings, foreigners, income effects
JEL Classification: M13, J10, J30
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