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Berufliche Weiterbildung und Existenzgründung

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  • Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
  • Reize, Frank

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In Deutschland werden vielfach hohe Anforderungen an die berufliche Qualifikation von Existenzgründern gestellt. Im Handwerk, aber auch in bestimmten freiberuflich organisierten Tätigkeitsbereichen sind Existenzgründungen nur mit einem qualifizierten Berufsabschluß möglich. Darüber hinaus gibt es für Existenzgründer und für Arbeitnehmer gleichermaßen immer weniger eine Garantie, daß die in der Ausbildung erworbenen Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten ein Erwerbsleben lang ausreichend sind. Wirtschaftlicher und technologischer Wandel erfordern vielmehr in vielen Bereichen vermehrte Investitionen in Bildung und Weiterbildung. -- This study investigates the determinants of self-employment and the effects of continuous vocational training among new self-employed and job movers. The analysis is based on a cross section of individual data for West Germany in 1991/92 covering vocational training and firm foundation through 1987 to 1992. Our results show a higher participation in vocational training among the new self-employed than among the employed job movers. There are no income effects of vocational training for the self-employed. Using a sample of all self-employed and employed it can be seen that continuous training becomes less important after entering self-employment.

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 99-12.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:5229

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  1. Pfeiffer, Friedhelm & Brade, Joachim, 1995. "Weiterbildung, Arbeitszeit und Lohneinkommen," ZEW Discussion Papers 95-14, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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  3. Kihlstrom, Richard E & Laffont, Jean-Jacques, 1979. "A General Equilibrium Entrepreneurial Theory of Firm Formation Based on Risk Aversion," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 87(4), pages 719-48, August.
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  1. Reize, Frank, 2000. "Leaving unemployment for self-employment: a discrete duration analysis of determinants and stability of self-employment among former unemployed," ZEW Discussion Papers 00-26, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.

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