Self-Employment among Immigrants: A Last Resort?
Kraen Blume Jensen,
Helena Nielsen () and
Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University
Based on unique register data of male immigrants in Denmark, we investigate whether self- employment is used as a last resort. To identify self-employment as a last resort, we define different types of immigrants as a function of transition probabilities between wage-employment, non-employment and self-employment. The transition probabilities are estimated using discrete competing risks models controlling for unobserved heterogeneity and duration dependence. We find that for certain groups of immigrants, a large fraction can be characterized as using self- employment as a last resort.
Keywords: discrete competing risks; duration; random effects; self-employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 C25 C41 J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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