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MANZANARES RIVERA, José Luis. Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas: An analysis of their insertion in formal self-employment. Estud. front [online]. 2015, vol.16, n.31, pp.175-205. ISSN 2395-9134.

This paper analyzes the insertion of the Mexican population in the job market in San Antonio, Texas. In particular, it responds to the question of what determines employment in individual, formally incorporated businesses. The methodology analyzes microdata from the American Community Survey (ACS) using a logistic statistical estimation tool. The main results indicate that attributes such as command of the English language or an individual's origin could contribute to an understanding of job market insertion for the Mexican population living in the U.S. and do not necessarily constitute barriers for labor market insertion in the selfemployment category in cities with traditional migration such as San Antonio, Texas.

Keywords : employment; human geography; Mexicans in USA.

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