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Determinants of Job Satisfaction across the EU-15: A Comparison of Self-Employed and Paid Employees

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  • Jose Maria Millan

    (University of Huelva)

  • Jolanda Hessels

    (Erasmus School of Economics)

  • Roy Thurik

    (Erasmus School of Economics)

  • Rafael Aguado

    (University of Huelva)

Abstract

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, i.e. 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 the self-employed and paid employees.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 11-043/3.

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Date of creation: 22 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20110043

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Keywords: entrepreneurship; self-employment; job satisfaction; Europe;

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  1. Roy Thurik & David Audretsch & F. Stam, 2011. "Unraveling the Shift to the Entrepreneurial Economy," Scales Research Reports, EIM Business and Policy Research H201113, EIM Business and Policy Research.

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