The Employment Dynamics of Less Educated Men in the United States: The Role of Self-Employment
AbstractUsing data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, I construct a sample of less educated men, all of whom are observed from age 22 to age 41, and examine the employment dynamics with a particular focus on the role of self-employment. I find that ¡°ever self-employed¡± workers tend to spend less time in nonemployment after they experience self-employment. The results from my dynamic logit model confirm the positive aspects of self-employment by indicating that men who were self-employed in the previous year are less likely than those who were paid workers to be nonemployed in the next year.
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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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self-employment; less educated men;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2011-11-28 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-LAB-2011-11-28 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LMA-2011-11-28 (Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages)
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