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Performance and job creation among self-employed immigrants and natives in Sweden
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4068-2985
2019 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, p. 1-23Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper uses individual-level panel data for all self-employed in the retail and service sectors to study how immigrant- and native-owned firms perform and contribute to job creation in Sweden. We use an individual fixed-effects model to explore how self-employment outcomes among immigrants and natives evolve with self-employment experience. The advantage of our approach is that it enables estimations of the returns to self-employment experience while controlling for unobservable time-constant individual factors. The results show that profits increase with self-employment experience and at a faster rate among immigrant men and women than for their native counterparts. Turnover and the likelihood of having employees both increase with experience and in a similar magnitude for immigrants and natives.

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Springer, 2019. p. 1-23
Keywords [en]
Immigrant businesses, Job creation, Performance, Self-employment, Self-employment experience
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86021DOI: 10.1007/s11187-019-00223-zOAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86021DiVA, id: diva2:1332302
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The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationAvailable from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-09-06

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