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Self-employment and reason for migration: Are those who migrate for asylum different from other migrants?

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This paper explores differences in the likelihood of engaging in self-employment among migrants who moved for different reasons to the UK. The results suggest that, conditional on being in employment, those who initially migrated for asylum reasons are six percentage points more likely to engage in self-employment than the UK-born, while those who migrated for work reasons are not significantly different from UK-born workers in this regard. We also find that mediating factors, such as the pre...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11187-019-00311-0

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University of Oxford
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Nuffield Foundation
Grant:
OPD/42744
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Small Business Economics More from this journal
Volume:
56
Pages:
947-962
Publication date:
2020-01-22
Acceptance date:
2019-11-01
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EISSN:
1573-0913
ISSN:
0921-898X
Language:
English
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pubs:1082503
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uuid:fca7ac26-d021-4a5f-8113-2742aa4fa235
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1082503
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2020-01-15

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