Immigration, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Development

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Using data derived from the 2000 Decennial Census and spatial regression modeling, this study examines the geographic patterns of self-employed labor force in metropolitan Atlanta, a region with increasing population diversity fueled by employment opportunities. Different from most place-based small case studies, this work adopts a comparative framework to investigate spatial effects on entrepreneurship across ethnic groups from the geography of both ethnic residence and local business concentrations in a rapidly diversifying metropolis in the U.S. South.

 

The full article can be accessed here: Wang, Q. and Walcott, S. 2010. Geography of Ethnic Self-Employment in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Southeastern Geographer 50(3): 323-345.