Munich Personal RePEc Archive

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

Unal, Umut (2014): Trends in Self-Employment among Different Race Groups in the United States of America. Published in: The International Journal of Economic and Social Research , Vol. 10, No. 2 (2014)

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_81435.pdf

Download (660kB) | Preview

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.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.