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Ethnic Enterprise Informality and Entrepreneurship in a Minority-Majority Region in the United States: Latinos in South Texas

Michael Pisani ()

A chapter in Informal Ethnic Entrepreneurship, 2019, pp 149-162 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract By choice and necessity, Latinos engaged in informal entrepreneurship abound in the “minority-majority” region of South Texas. By choice, some South Texans work “off the books” in order to supplement incomes, support families, and improve lifestyles through self-employment. By necessity, many self-employed South Texans scrape together informal work in order to survive. South Texas is an impoverished region populated primarily by Latinos (90%), many of whom are recent immigrants, both documented and undocumented. This chapter explores Latino informal entrepreneurship in the region with a focus on the rationale for business start-up and enterprise persistence. Additional emphases on the changing border context in the “Age of Trump” including public policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: Latinos; Ethnic entrepreneurship; South Texas; Minority-majority region; Business start-up & innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99064-4_10

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