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Returns to schooling in self-employment

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  • Iversen, Jens
  • Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj
  • Sørensen, Anders

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This paper challenges the idea that returns to schooling in self-employment are similar to those in wage work by establishing a non-linear relationship with very low returns for most educational levels in self-employment. We conclude that previous log-linear specifications in the self-employment literature have missed significant variation in the true relationship between education and earnings.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 109 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 179-182

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:3:p:179-182

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Keywords: Returns to education Self-employment Wage work;

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  1. James J. Heckman & Lance J. Lochner & Petra E. Todd, 2005. "Earnings Functions, Rates of Return and Treatment Effects: The Mincer Equation and Beyond," NBER Working Papers 11544, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Barton H. Hamilton, 2000. "Does Entrepreneurship Pay? An Empirical Analysis of the Returns to Self-Employment," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 108(3), pages 604-631, June.
  3. Justin van der Sluis & Mirjam van Praag & Wim Vijverberg, 2008. "Education And Entrepreneurship Selection And Performance: A Review Of The Empirical Literature," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 22(5), pages 795-841, December.
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Cited by:
  1. Parker, Simon C., 2013. "Do serial entrepreneurs run successively better-performing businesses?," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 652-666.
  2. Fossen, Frank & Büttner, Tobias, 2013. "The returns to education for opportunity entrepreneurs, necessity entrepreneurs, and paid employees," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79691, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  3. Nikos Bozionelos & Giorgos Bozionelos & Panagiotis Polychroniou & Konstantinos Kostopouplos, 2014. "Mentoring receipt and personality: Evidence for non-linear relationships," Post-Print hal-00911043, HAL.
  4. Bozionelos, Nikos & Bozionelos, Giorgos & Polychroniou, Panagiotis & Kostopoulos, Kostantinos, 2014. "Mentoring receipt and personality: Evidence for non-linear relationships," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 171-181.

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