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Determinants of job satisfaction: a European comparison of self-employed and paid employees

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  • José Millán
  • Jolanda Hessels

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  • Roy Thurik
  • Rafael Aguado

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The job satisfaction of self-employed and paid-employed workers is analyzed using the European Community Household Panel for the EU-15 covering the years 1994–2001. We distinguish between two types of job satisfaction: job satisfaction in terms of type of work and job satisfaction in terms of job security. Findings from our generalized ordered logit regressions indicate that self-employed individuals as compared to paid employees are more likely to be satisfied with their present jobs in terms of type of work and less likely to be satisfied in terms of job security. The findings also provide many insights into the determinants of the two types of job satisfaction for both self-employed and paid-employed workers. Copyright The Author(s) 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 40 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 651-670

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:40:y:2013:i:3:p:651-670

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Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Self-employment; Job satisfaction; Europe; J24; J28; L26; O52;

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  1. Lechmann, Daniel S. J., 2013. "Can working conditions explain the return-to-entrepreneurship puzzle?," Discussion Papers 86, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
  2. Werner Bönte & Stefan Krabel, 2014. "You can’t always get what you want: Gender Differences in Job Satisfaction of University Graduates," Schumpeter Discussion Papers SDP14007, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
  3. HAURET Laetitia & WILLIAMS Donald R., 2013. "Cross-national analysis of gender differences in job satisfaction," CEPS/INSTEAD Working Paper Series 2013-27, CEPS/INSTEAD.

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