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The role of family background in the heterogeneity of self-employment in some transition countries

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  • Castellano, R
  • Punzo, G
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    The aim of this paper is to shed light on how some determinants, especially in the spheres of family background, differently affect the heterogeneous category of self-employment across a set of transition economies of Eastern Europe, where more or less restrictive policies and different liberalization processes have been adopted over time. At this end, three-stage multinomial logit models as discrete choice models are estimated on 2005 EU-SILC data. Country-specific peculiarities of self-employment profiles are drawn and, although the occupational status is often devised in a dualist perspective, significant differentiations within the ranks of self-employed also exist.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39723.

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    Keywords: Self-employment; Generational mobility; Three-stage multinomial model;

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