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Time allocation by the self-employed: the determinants of the number of working hours in start-ups

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  • Martin Carree
  • Ingrid Verheul

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This article examines determinants of working hours by self-employed, explicitly discriminating between preference and productivity effects. A simple model of working hours is derived, not requiring expected profit data. The model is estimated using data from a Dutch survey of 1350 start-ups. Outsourcing and number of employees appear related to both preference and productivity. The model has out-of-sample predictive power for the number of working hours.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 15 ()
Pages: 1511-1515

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  1. Roy Thurik & Ingrid Verheul & Martin Carree, 2004. "Allocation and productivity of time in new ventures of female and male entrepreneurs," Scales Research Reports N200411, EIM Business and Policy Research.
  2. Ingrid Verheul & Martin Carree & Roy Thurik, 2008. "Allocation and Productivity of Time in new Ventures of Female and Male Entrepreneurships," Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy 2006-01, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group.

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