Nielsen, Helena Skyt6; Wurtz, Allan7; Ejrnæs, Mette4; Blume, Kræn5
1 School of Economics and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Københavns Universitet5 AKF6 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University7 Department of Political Science, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
In developed countries, immigrants are more likely to be nonemployed and self-employed compared to natives. Based on register data of male immigrants in Denmark, we performed a detailed investigation of the immigrant-native difference in transition patterns across labor market states. We find that a high proportion of immigrants from non-Western countries tend to be marginalized relative to natives, and they tend to use self-employment to escape marginalization.
Journal of Population Economics, 2009, Vol 22, Issue 4, p. 881-908
discrete competing risks; self-employment; panel data; Faculty of Social Sciences