Ethnic Competition or Complementarity: Which Drives (Returns to) Self-employment?
AbstractThis paper explores the relationship between ethnic competition and complementarity in returns to self-employment. We use detailed individual data from the U.S. censuses. We find that while in general business competition is detrimental to profitability, higher self-employment concentrations of co-ethnics are associated with increase in returns.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw in its series Working Papers with number 2013-15.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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self-employment; ethnic entrepreneurship; competition; complementarity;
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