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Self-Employment Longitudinal Dynamics: A Review of the Literature

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  • Y Georgellis
  • J G Sessions
  • N Tsitsianis

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We review longitudinal studies on self-employment dynamics, classifying studies into those that examine transitions into self-employment, and those that examine self-employment exit and survival. A number of hypotheses from both the economic and social-psychological literatures are examined vis. the effects on self-employment dynamics of financial, human and social capital, intergenerational effects, and labour market hardships.

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Article provided by Economic Issues in its journal Economic Issues.

Volume (Year): 10 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
Pages: 51-84

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Handle: RePEc:eis:articl:205georgellis

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