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Self-Employment and Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Finland

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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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  • Johansson, Edvard, 2000. " Self-Employment and Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Finland," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 102(1), pages 123-134, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scandj:v:102:y:2000:i:1:p:123-34
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