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Gender and firm-size: Evidence from Africa

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  • Mohammad Amin

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Abstract

A number of studies show that relative to male owned businesses, female owned businesses are smaller in size. However, these studies are restricted to the developed countries. We find similar results for firms in the unregistered sector of developing countries of Burkina Faso, Cameroons, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Mauritius.

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  • Mohammad Amin, 2010. "Gender and firm-size: Evidence from Africa," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(1), pages 663-668.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00123
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    1. World Bank, 2013. "Mali : Poverty and Gender Notes," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16050, The World Bank.
    2. Zuzana Brixiová & Thierry Kangoye, 2015. "Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland," SALDRU Working Papers 155, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.
    3. Amanda N. Ellis & María Beatriz Orlando & Ana Maria Muñoz Boudet & Claudia Piras & Maira Reimao & Jozefina Cutura & Judith Frickenstein & Ane Perez & Orsi de Castro, 2010. "Women's Economic Opportunities in the Formal Private Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Focus on Entrepreneurship," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 17078, February.
    4. Islam, Asif, 2011. "Police and Crime Against Firms in Developing Economies," MPRA Paper 36725, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Brixiova, Zuzana & Kangoye, Thierry, 2016. "Start-Up Capital and Women's Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Swaziland," IZA Discussion Papers 10279, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    6. repec:idb:idbbks:238 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Fikru, Mahelet G., 2014. "Firm Level Determinants of International Certification: Evidence from Ethiopia," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 286-297.

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    Keywords

    Informality; Gender; Firm-size; Africa;

    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior

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