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Graphik: Bulletpoint Abstracts issue 1/2017 (English)

Petra Aigner: A Mapping of Ethnic Economies in Austria

As a result of worldwide migration movements, ethnic diversity within the Austrian labour market increased. In consequence of this, the number of ethnic businesses has risen. In 2015, 16.8 percent of all self-employed persons in Austria had a migrant background. This article illuminates empirical data about ethnic economies in Austria. It creates a mapping of ethnic economies, comparing these with the self-employment activity rates of the native population within the Austrian context. The detailed statistical data will be interpreted in the light of sociological theories about ethnic economies, for example by using the so called reaction model.

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