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Self-Employment Among Immigrants in Sweden -- An Analysis of Intragroup Differences

  • Mats Hammarstedt

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This paper examines intragroup differences in self-employment within different immigrant groups and the native population in Sweden with the help of 1990 Census data. Intragroup differences are observed among all the groups. The study shows that differences in self-employment rates between individuals with different educational attainment exist for some of the immigrant groups. For immigrants from Southern Europe and non-European immigrants as well as for natives, the propensity for self-employment is lower among individuals with higher education. Furthermore, the study also shows that there are intragroup differences defined by gender and point in time for immigration. Finally, the study observes small differences in self-employment earnings within the different immigrant groups.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (09)
Pages: 115-126

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