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Female Proclivity to the World of Business

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This paper investigates entrepreneurial women confronted with the self‐employment or business career choice. Optimistic women have a higher proclivity to be businesswomen. Businesswomen select self‐ over paid employment when they are young or old, less educated, married or with under‐age children. There are no significant native‐immigrant differences. However, among immigrant women those who are in Germany 6 to 12 years are more likely to go into self‐employment. These results show that women in Germany who are in their prime working age, educated, not married, and with no under‐age children are less likely to choose self‐employment, as it is not viewed as a channel to achieving higher socio‐economic standing.

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  • Amelie Constant, 2006. "Female Proclivity to the World of Business," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(4), pages 465-480, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:59:y:2006:i:4:p:465-480
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    1. Henning Lohmann, 2001. "Self-employed or employee, full-time or part-time? Gender differences in the determinants and conditions for self-employment in Europe and the US," MZES Working Papers 38, MZES.
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    2. Klaus Zimmermann, 2007. "The economics of migrant ethnicity," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 20(3), pages 487-494, July.
    3. Anastasia Semykina, 2018. "Self‐employment among women: Do children matter more than we previously thought?," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 33(3), pages 416-434, April.
    4. Amelie F. Constant, 2009. "Businesswomen in Germany and their performance by ethnicity: It pays to be self-employed," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 30(1/2), pages 145-162, March.
    5. Karen Leppel, 2016. "The incidence of self-employment by sexual orientation," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 46(3), pages 347-363, March.

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