The return-to-entrepreneurship puzzle
AbstractThe returns to entrepreneurship are monetary and non-monetary. We offer new evidence on these returns using a large sample of male twins. Our within-twin analysis suggests that OLS estimates are downwards, and panel data estimates upwards biased. The within-twin estimates imply that entrepreneurs earn a negative earnings premium. Our within-twin analysis of non-monetary returns shows that entrepreneurs work longer hours and have greater responsibilities, but also have a greater control over their work.
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Entrepreneurship; Earnings; Twin data; Monetary returns; Non-monetary returns; Selection;
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- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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