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Paper eres2017_277:
Neighborhood Segregation and Black Entrepreneurship

id eres2017_277
authors Fesselmeyer, Eric; Kiat Ying Seah
year 2017
title Neighborhood Segregation and Black Entrepreneurship
source 24th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Delft, Netherlands
summary We examine the causal effect of neighborhood segregation on black entrepreneurship. We address neighborhood sorting by analyzing city averages and omitted variable bias by instrumenting for segregation using historical railroad configurations. We find that segregation has a significant positive effect. Additionally, in order to minimize the effect of cross-city sorting, we use a narrower sample constructed from outcomes of young adults and find a similar effect. Our findings are important because historically entrepreneurship has been an avenue out of poverty, and entrepreneurship has been promoted as a way to decrease welfare and unemployment.
keywords Segregation; Inequality; Entrepreneurship;
series ERES:conference
type paper session
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session Housing Markets & Economics
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