Michaelides, Marios (2010): Race and self-employment: The role of training programs, self-employment background, and access to financing.
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This paper uses data from Project GATE to examine the efficacy of offering free self-employment assistance to unemployed individuals interested in self-employment, overall and by race. We also examine the effect of participants’ self-employment background, finances, and personal circumstances on their self-employment outcomes. We find that Project GATE led to significant gains in the outcomes of unemployed participants, particularly for black participants. Our analyses also show that significant portions of the race disparities in self-employment outcomes among unemployed participants are attributed to race differences in access to financing. The policy implications of our findings are discussed.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Race and self-employment: The role of training programs, self-employment background, and access to financing|
|English Title:||Race and self-employment: The role of training programs, self-employment background, and access to financing|
|Keywords:||self-employment; small business; unemployment; workforce development; SEA; Project GATE|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
|Depositing User:||Marios Michaelides|
|Date Deposited:||23. Feb 2010 15:55|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 23:59|
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