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, forthcoming.