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Racial Discrimination and Minority Business Enterprise: Evidence from the 1990 Census (Garland Studies in Entrepreneurship)

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Using a large microdata sample from the most recent decennial census, this book documents the economic disparities facing minority-owned business owners relative to non-minorities. The book incorporates a wide range of geographic and industrial categories and demonstrates that these disparities persist even when other important factors such as education, experience, wealth and family structure are held constant. Self-employed business owners comprise an important and growing sector of the U.S. economy. In contrast to wage workers, the issue of discrimination against minority business owners has received little attention from economists. However, recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made the continued constitutionality of affirmative action in public sector purchasing and contracting contingent upon documenting the existence of discrimination against such businesses within relevant geographic or industrial boundaries. The author shows that among prime working age males, being an entrepreneur is a relatively more lucrative form of employment, on average, than working for a wage. Typically, however, non-Hispanic whites become entrepreneurs at much higher rates and receive much higher earnings than their black, Hispanic, and Native American counterparts. The author's findings of racial and ethnic disparities are strongest for black and Native American entrepreneurs. Positive levels of discrimination facing Hispanic and Asian entrepreneurs are also documented. <BR> The book also includes discussion of relevant Supreme Court decisions, how economists attempt to measure discrimination and the major sources of data available for studying minority business enterprise.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-150) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815333982
Author:
Wainwright, Jon S.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Wainwright Jon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Public Finance
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Minority business enterprises
Subject:
Race discrimination -- United States.
Subject:
Business/Reference
Series:
Garland Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume:
168-99
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.84x5.73x.69 in. .77 lbs.

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