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Self Employment among Graduates

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  • Dolton, Peter J
  • Makepeace, G H

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An econometric model of the self-employment decision is estimated for a large sample of U.K. graduates. Although the earnings distributions suggest that there are incentives to be self-employed, the difference in the predicted earnings that an individual receives in the self-employed and employed sectors is not a significant influence on the choice of sector and the decision depends on personal and social factors. Policies based on changing the pecuniary returns may not encourage the growth of self-employment among graduates. The econometric results also suggest that the self-employed are a nonrandom subset of the graduate workforce. Copyright 1990 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Bulletin of Economic Research.

Volume (Year): 42 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 35-53

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Handle: RePEc:bla:buecrs:v:42:y:1990:i:1:p:35-53

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  1. José María Millán & Emilio Congregado & Concepción Román, 2010. "Determinants of Self-Employment Dynamics and their Implications on Entrepreneurial Policy Effectiveness," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 72, pages 45-76.
  2. Frank M. Fossen, 2007. "Risky Earnings, Taxation and Entrepreneurial Choice: A Microeconometric Model for Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 29, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  3. Román, Concepción & Congregado, Emilio & Millán, José María, 2013. "Start-up incentives: Entrepreneurship policy or active labour market programme?," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 28(1), pages 151-175.
  4. Heinrichs, Simon & Walter, Sascha, 2013. "Who Becomes an Entrepreneur? A 30-Years-Review of Individual-Level Research and an Agenda for Future Research," EconStor Preprints 68590, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.
  5. Castagnetti, Carolina & Rosti, Luisa, 2008. "Who skims the cream of the Italian graduate crop? Wage-employment versus self-employment," MPRA Paper 13504, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Edvard Johansson, 2000. "Self-employment and the predicted earnings differential - evidence from Finland," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 13(1), pages 45-55, Spring.
  7. Nils Braakmann, 2007. "Differences in the earnings distribution of self- and dependent emploxed German men - evidence from a quantile regression decomposition analysis," Working Paper Series in Economics 55, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
  8. Siyanbola, Willie O. & Afolabi, Oladele O. & Jesuleye, Olalekan A. & Egbetokun, Abiodun A. & Dada, Abolaji D. & Aderemi, Helen O. & Sanni, Maruf & Razak, Muhammed, 2009. "Determinants of entrepreneurial propensity of Nigerian undergraduates: an empirical assessment," MPRA Paper 35797, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
  9. Chihmao Hsieh & Simon C. Parker & C. Mirjam van Praag, 2011. "Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-178/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  10. Chihmao Hsieh & Simon C. Parker & C. Mirjam van Praag, 2011. "Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-178/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  11. Andersson Joona, Pernilla & Wadensjö, Eskil, 2006. "Employees Who Become Self-Employed: Do Labour Income and Wages Have an Impact?," IZA Discussion Papers 1971, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  12. Emilio Congregado & José María Millán & Concepción Román, 2014. "The emergence of new entrepreneurs in Europe," Economie Internationale, CEPII research center, issue 138, pages 28–48.
  13. Boris F. Blumberg & Gerard A. Pfann, 2001. "Social Capital and the Uncertainty Reduction of Self-Employment," Working Papers 0112, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago.
  14. Kameliia Petrova, 2012. "Part-time entrepreneurship and financial constraints: evidence from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 473-493, September.
  15. McCann, Brian T. & Folta, Timothy B., 2012. "Entrepreneurial entry thresholds," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 84(3), pages 782-800.

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