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Etnic origin, local labour markets and self-employment in Sweden: A multilevel approach
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
University of Birmingham.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3416-5896
2013 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 50, no 3, 885-910 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigate the importance of ethnic origin and local labour markets conditions for self-employment propensities in Sweden. In line with previous research, we find differences in the self-employment rate between different immigrant groups as well as between different immigrant cohorts. We use a multilevel regression approach in order to quantify the role of ethnic background, point of time for immigration and local market conditions in order to further understand differences in self-employment rates between different ethnic groups. We arrive at the following: The self-employment decision is to a major extent guided by factors unobservable in register data. Such factors might be, that is, individual entrepreneurial ability and access to financial capital. The individual’s ethnic background and point of time for immigration play a smaller role for the self-employment decision but are more important than local labour market conditions.

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2013. Vol. 50, no 3, 885-910 p.
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20839DOI: 10.1007/s00168-012-0525-1ISI: 000319289800011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84878105586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20839DiVA: diva2:541525
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2012-07-18 Created: 2012-07-18 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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