publication . Preprint . Report . Part of book or chapter of book . 1986

The Self-Employment Experience of Immigrants

George J. Borjas; Barry R. Chiswick;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1986
Abstract
Self-employment is an important aspect of the immigrant experience in the labor market. Self-employment rates for immigrants exceed 15 percent for some national groups. This paper addresses three related questions on the self-employment experience of immigrants. First, how do self-employment rates of immigrants compare to those of native-born men? Second, is there an "assimilation" effect on the self-employment propensity of immigrants? Finally, are the more recent waves of immigrants facing different self-employment opportunities than the earlier waves? Using the 1970 and 1980 U.S. Censuses, the analysis shows that indeed self-employment rates of immigrants exc...

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publication . Preprint . Report . Part of book or chapter of book . 1986

The Self-Employment Experience of Immigrants

George J. Borjas; Barry R. Chiswick;