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Immigrant Women and Entrepreneurship: A Study of the Health Care Sector in Sweden, 2002-2006
Ratio Institute, Stockholm and Institute for Economic and Business History Research Stockholm School of Economics .
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
Nordic Centre for Spatial Development.
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Using unique Swedish longitudinal full-population data and logistic regression, this paper explores whether start-ups of foreign born female heath care workers are structurally (i.e. comparatively higher unemployment and lower wages) or culturally (defined as country of birth) motivated. While structural factors are significantly related to female entrepreneurship regardless of origin, no additional effect is found whether for foreign born more broadly defined, or when adding specific country of birth. Thus, we conclude that structural disadvantage motives, based on gender rather than ethnicity, dominate over possible cultural motives for entrepreneurship.

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2013. , 36 p.
SULCIS reports and working papers, ISSN 1654-1189 ; 2013:3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118324OAI: diva2:821666
Available from: 2015-06-15 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-12-31Bibliographically approved

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