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Exits from Self-Employment: Is there a Native-Immigrant Difference in Sweden?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2010 (English)In: The international migration review, ISSN 0197-9183, E-ISSN 1747-7379, Vol. 44, no 3, 539-559 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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It is well established that non-western immigrants in Sweden are more likely to be self-employed than natives. Whether there is also a difference in the exit rate out of self-employment remains an unexplored question. Using panel data for the period 1998–2002, this study analyzes the exit rates by looking at all exits, and also at exits to different labor market states. We find that the exit rate is about 7% points higher among non-western immigrants than among natives and exits to unemployment is 14% points higher. Decomposing these differences, we find that differences in industry and earlier labor market status are important explanatory factors.

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2010. Vol. 44, no 3, 539-559 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43120DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2010.00817.xISI: 000281555400002OAI: diva2:353904
Available from: 2010-09-29 Created: 2010-09-29 Last updated: 2011-11-18Bibliographically approved

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