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The impact of education histories on the decision to become self-employed: a study of young, aspiring, minority business owners

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 455-466

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:33:y:2009:i:4:p:455-466

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    Keywords: Academic success; Aspiring entrepreneurs; Educational history; Minorities; Self-employment entry ; J15; L26;

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    1. Baumann, Florian & Brändle, Tobias, 2012. "Self-employment, educational attainment and employment protection legislation," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 846-859.

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