This manuscript focuses on factors — in particular, political credential and mobilization of personalcontacts — associated to becoming acuentapropista, namely a self-employed worker in the emergingprivate sector. Data were collected shortly before the launch of the recent reforms plan aiming atrevitalizing the market-oriented reforms of the 1990s. The results suggest that being a member ofthe PCC is negatively associated to entering in the private sector. Older individuals and recipientsof remittances have instead a higher probability to become a self-employed worker. Moreover, theresults provide some support to previous findings that turning to personal ties — especially if strong— to successfully complete a job search, is a common practice in Cuba.

Entrepreneurship in Cuba: Returns of Party Affiliation and Mobilization of Personal Contacts in Cuba

romanò sara
2018-01-01

Abstract

This manuscript focuses on factors — in particular, political credential and mobilization of personalcontacts — associated to becoming acuentapropista, namely a self-employed worker in the emergingprivate sector. Data were collected shortly before the launch of the recent reforms plan aiming atrevitalizing the market-oriented reforms of the 1990s. The results suggest that being a member ofthe PCC is negatively associated to entering in the private sector. Older individuals and recipientsof remittances have instead a higher probability to become a self-employed worker. Moreover, theresults provide some support to previous findings that turning to personal ties — especially if strong— to successfully complete a job search, is a common practice in Cuba.
2018
12
3
75
91
https://sociologica.unibo.it/article/view/9089/9052
social capital; political capital; social mobility; transitional economies; Cuba
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