This study builds on current microenterprise research in the United States and examines household income and poverty over time of low-income microentrepreneurs. Comparisons are drawn between three groups: Low-income microenterepreneurs who participated in one of seven U.S. microenterprise programs; low-income self-employed not attached to microenterprise assistance programs; and a third group of low-income workers not engaged in self-employment. By employing a quasi-experimental design, with comparison groups and repeated measures, different outcomes between groups can more readily be attributed to microenterprise assistance programs.
Project: SEED National Initiative
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