Do Ethnic Enclaves and Networks Promote Immigrant Self-Employment?
21 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Date Written: November 7, 2008
The author assesses how ethnic enclaves and networks affect the self-employment decisions of immigrants in the U.S. She finds that ethnic networks play a positive role in the likelihood that immigrants will choose self-employment as an alternative to wage employment. However, there is no clear impact of ethnic geographical concentrations on the self-employment decision.
Keywords: self-employment, ethnic enclaves, ethnic networks, geographical concentration, immigrants, Relation of Economics to Social Values, Economic Integration, Labor Demand, Geographic Labor Mobility, Immigrant Workers, Human Resources, Human Development, Income Distribution, Migration,
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