ERIC Number: ED358311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Women Business Owners. Hispanic Origin Women Business Owners. Black Women Business Owners. Asian American Women Business Owners. American Indian/Alaska Native Women Business Owners. Facts on Working Women Nos. 89-5 to 89-9.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Women-owned nonfarm sole proprietorships increased 62.5% between 1980 and 1986 (from 2.5 to 4.1 million). Women's share of total nonfarm sole proprietorships increased from 26.1% percent in 1980 to 29.9% in 1986. Compared with male-owned businesses, women-owned businesses are more likely to be home based, not have any paid employees, provide no income to the owner from the firm, be newly acquired, and be started or acquired with no capital required or borrowed. In 1982, Hispanic women owned 2.1% of all women-owned nonfarm sole proprietorships, Black women owned 2.7%, Asian American women owned 1.6%. American Indian women owned 19% of sole proprietorships in California, 11% in Oklahoma, 9% in North Carolina, 5% in Texas, and 4% in Colorado. Alaska Native women owned 6% of all sole proprietorships in Alaska. All women business owners, regardless of racial or ethnic group, are most likely to own sole proprietorships in the service industries and in retail trade. Opportunities for women business owners of all racial and ethnic groups should be enhanced by financial support made available under the Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.