Self-Employment and Immigrants' Incorporation: The Case of Turks in Germany

@article{Pcoud2003SelfEmploymentAI,
  title={Self-Employment and Immigrants' Incorporation: The Case of Turks in Germany},
  author={Antoine P{\'e}coud},
  journal={Immigrants \& Minorities},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={247 - 261}
}
  • A. Pécoud
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Sociology
  • Immigrants & Minorities
This essay discusses the impact of self-employment on immigrants' incorporation in the host society. It focuses on empirical material coming from Turkish migrants' business activities in Germany. After introducing the main features of contemporary German-Turkish entrepreneurship, the essay presents its socio-economic and cultural consequences for the Turkish minority. Relying on the numerous debates that can be found in the literature, it argues that this impact is ambivalent. In some cases… Expand
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