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Self-Employment and Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Finland

  • Johansson, Edvard

Using a large Finnish micro data set, I study how wealth influences the decision to become self-employed. The main result is that personal wealth increases the probability of a person becoming self-employed. This suggests the presence of liquidity constraints. Copyright 2000 by The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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Volume (Year): 102 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 123-34

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