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Ethnic Differences in Self-Employment among Southeast Asian Refugees in Canada [*]

@article{Johnson2000EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic Differences in Self-Employment among Southeast Asian Refugees in Canada [*]},
  author={P. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Small Business Management},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={78}
}
  • P. Johnson
  • Published 2000
  • Economics
  • Journal of Small Business Management
With limited or non-transferable skills, lack of fluency in English, and the need to become self-supporting, refugees and immigrants historically have turned to ethnic entrepreneurship, resulting in successful immigrant businesses (Bonacich 1987, Gold 1992). When the Boat People from Vietnam and Laos arrived in North America during 1979-81, there was speculation about how they would fare in an employment market for which their skills and training might be lacking or inappropriate. For this… Expand
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In OECD countries, entrepreneurship is slightly higher among immigrants than natives and the total number of persons employed in migrant businesses is substantial, although the survival rate of these businesses is often lower than that of their native counterparts. Expand
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