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My research agenda incorporates structural and stratification theory into the study of entrepreneurship and organizations to bring new insights to questions about how the opportunity structure shapes the nature of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and strategies that founders use to launch and grow their ventures. I investigate these issues both locally and cross-nationally using large-scale survey data, and various statistical methodologies. The following are some examples of my published research on entrepreneurship, inequality, work, and employment.


I. Economic Inequality, Gender Inequality, and Entrepreneurship

  • Auguste, Daniel, Stephen Roll and Mathieu Despard. 2022. “The Precarity of Self-employment among Low- and Moderate-income Households." Social Forces.




  • Auguste, Daniel. 2020. “Who Becomes a Business Owner in High-Inequality Regimes? The Conditioning Effect of Economic Inequality on the Impact of Individual Educational and Financial Endowment on Entrepreneurship.” Social Currents, 7(2): 131–154.

II. Inequality, Welfare State, Globalization, Social Capital and Culture

  • Auguste, Daniel. 2022. “Unpacking the Mechanisms Linking Religion and Socioeconomic Standing of Individuals: An Empirical and Cross-national Analysis.” Sociological Forum, 37(4):1083-1107.

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