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Black–White gap in self-employment. Does intra-race heterogeneity exist?

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  • Ruth Oyelere

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  • Willie Belton

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Past research on the determinants of self-employment in the United States has emphasized the importance of ethnicity. In particular, self-employment rates for Blacks lag far behind those of other racial groups for comparable individuals. This research examines two related issues: Does the dummy variable coefficient associated with the Black–White self-employment gap exhibit intra-race heterogeneity? Second, does this variable have diminished or increased impact across generations? We decompose the sample into subgroups and find that the size of the Black–White self-employment gap varies within subgroups of African-Americans. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 41 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 25-39

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:41:y:2013:i:1:p:25-39

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Keywords: Self-employment; Black–White gap; Ethnicity; Race; Disparity in exposure; L26; J1; J4;

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