Does racial prejudice affect black entrepreneurship?: evidence exploiting spatial differences in prejudicial attitudes

  title={Does racial prejudice affect black entrepreneurship?: evidence exploiting spatial differences in prejudicial attitudes},
  author={Nolan Kopkin},
  journal={Applied Economics},
  pages={3045 - 3066}
ABSTRACT This article explores the relationship between racial prejudice towards blacks and the black-white self-employment rate gap and provides the first direct empirical evidence that racial prejudice negatively impacts black self-employment, particularly in high start-up cost industries. To perform this analysis, I construct a measure of prejudicial attitudes using responses from the General Social Survey and estimate the relationship between self-employment and this index using the… 

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