Start-ups by Foreigners in Germany: An Empirical Analysis of Earnings
Soziale Welt-Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, forthcoming
Abstract: The paper uses data from the German socio-economic panel study to analyze start-ups by foreigners in Germany. The regression results are the following: First, foreigners in self-employment are found to earn more than foreigners in a regular employment position. Second, foreigners seem to gain more from self-employment relative to Germans. The earnings increase from self-employment is larger for foreigners than it is for Germans. The findings are discussed from a policy and an entrepreneurship education perspective. We argue that there is a great potential for entrepreneurship education targeting foreigners.
Link to working paper version: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1286084
Cite as: Block, J.; P. Sandner, M. Wagner (2010):
Start-ups by Foreigners in Germany: An Empirical Analysis of Earnings,
Soziale Welt-Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung,