Travail indépendant et immigrants au Canada
AbstractUsing 2006 census data, the present study analyzes the determinants of immigrants’ participation in self-employment in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Our results show that the decision to become self-employed depends largely on income gap between self-employment and paid-employment. Demographic characteristics, education, ethnicity and year of immigration are also major determinants of propensity to work independently. À l’aide des données du recensement 2006, nous étudions les facteurs motivant le travail indépendant chez les immigrants à Vancouver, Toronto et Montréal. Si la décision d’exercer une activité indépendante est fortement influencée par les caractéristiques des immigrants, à savoir les caractéristiques démographiques, le niveau d’instruction, l’appartenance ethnique et l’année d’immigration, nos résultats montrent également que la décision de travailler à son compte dépend largement de l’écart de revenu entre les activités indépendantes et salariées.
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immigration; self-employment; income gap; Canada.; immigration; travail indépendant; écart de revenu; Canada;
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