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Immigrants’ self-employment over the local business cycle in Sweden
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)
2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The study combines the large Swedish register data at individual level with the unemployment data at region level to investigate to what extent the entry intoself-employment, particular among immigrants, are affected by the local business cycle. We show that local unemployment rate negatively affects the entry intoself-employment among native men and immigrant men, except immigrants from Middle East. Moreover, such pull effect is weaker among non-European immigrants’ men. Furthermore, the result shows that Middle Easternimmigrants’ men are pushed into self-employment in economic downturns. Similar with men, our results show that the local unemployment rate also negatively affects women’s entry into self-employment except immigrants from Middle East. However, thisnegative effect is quantitatively much smaller than amongmen, indicating thebusiness cycle playsa less important role in determining women’s self-employment entry decision.

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2015. , 31 p.
Working paper series / Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, 2015:15
Keyword [en]
Immigrants, self - employment, local unemployment rate, business cycle
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Economy, Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-50626OAI: diva2:911377
Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2016-03-11

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