Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship in America: Toward an Explanation of Racial and Ethnic Group Variations in Self-Employment

@article{Butler1991EthnicityAE,
  title={Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship in America: Toward an Explanation of Racial and Ethnic Group Variations in Self-Employment},
  author={J. S. Butler and C. Herring},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={1991},
  volume={34},
  pages={79 - 94}
}
  • J. S. Butler, C. Herring
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Using data from the 1983–1987 General Social Surveys, this paper investigates the degree to which being self-employed is more prevalent within certain racial and ethnic groups than others. Those of Jewish ancestry were more likely than others to be self-employed; those from “racial” ethnic groups were generally less likely than white ethnics to be self-employed. In addition, being older, more educated, from a higher-income family, male, from the South, non-Catholic, and having a self-employed… CONTINUE READING
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