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Trends in Self-Employment among Different Race Groups in the United States of America

Umut Unal ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The main goal of this paper is to see the trends self-employment behavior of natives and immigrants living in the U.S. by focusing on different race and ethnic groups using the current population survey (CPS) data under a linear probability model framework. There are two main outcomes of this study. First, although the real income level of immigrants is decreasing over time, they still have the incentive to be self-employed as much as the natives. Second, the Oaxaca decomposition technique results show that there is a little difference between the average group characteristics of natives and immigrants.

Keywords: Self-Employment; Immigrant; Linear Probability Model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J61 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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