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A Spatial Analysis of Ethnic Self-Employment in the Atlanta Metropolitan

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan M. Walcott, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The increased ethnic and racial diversification in North American cities have offered promising breeding places for new business activities of individuals with various ethnic origins. 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.

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Publication
Southeastern Geographer
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
geography, self-employment, Atlanta Georgia, ethnicity