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Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000sAn Economic Profile and Policy Implications$
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Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804777933

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.001.0001

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A Macro View of Hispanic Self-Employment in the 2000s

A Macro View of Hispanic Self-Employment in the 2000s

(p.1) 1 A Macro View of Hispanic Self-Employment in the 2000s
Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s

Alberto Dávila

Marie T. Mora

Stanford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the changing entrepreneurial tendencies among the Hispanic population in the first decade of the 2000s, which sets the stage for more detailed topics discussed later in the book. In particular, the chapter points out that the growing size of the Hispanic population as well as rising self-employment rates explain the recent growth in in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses. This chapter also presents information on the heterogeneity of the Hispanic population by highlighting the differences that existed across regions, industries, and ethnic subgroups. In addition, the chapter makes note of the importance of the business cycle when studying Hispanic entrepreneurship.

Keywords:   Hispanic entrepreneurs, Hispanic self-employment, Hispanic-owned businesses, self-employment and business cycles, Hispanic heterogeneity, occupations of self-employed Hispanics

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