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Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Ecuador: A Pseudo-Panel Approach

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  • Xavier Ordeñana
  • Ramon Villa
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    Does entrepreneurship contribute to improving social mobility in Ecuador? This paper constructs a pseudo-panel to analyze the dynamic effect of entrepreneurship on Ecuadorian household incomes during the period 2002-2010. Using three estimation scenarios, the paper finds a significant level of unconditional mobility and an important effect of entrepreneurship (conditional mobility).

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    Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department in its series Research Department Publications with number 4783.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2012
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