Blanchflower, D. and Meyer, B. (1991) A longitudinal analysis of young entrepreneurs in Australia and the United States. CEP discussion paper, 55. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines the pattern of self-employment in Australia and the United States. We particularly focus on the movement of young people in and out of self-employment using comparable longitudinal data from the two countries. We find that the forces that influence whether a person becomes self-employed are broadly similar: in both countries skilled manual workers, males and older workers were particularly likely to move to self-employment. We also find that previous firm size, previous union status and previous earnings are important determinants if transition to self-employment. The main difference we observe is that additional years of schooling had a positive impact on the probability of being self-employed in the US but were not a significant influence in Australia. However, the factors influencing the probability of leaving self-employment are different across the two countries. The only similarity is that in both countries younger individuals are more likely to leave.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1991 The Authors|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
|Date Deposited:||21 Aug 2008 11:19|
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