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Incentives to self-employment decision in Sweden

  • Altin Vejsiu
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    The objective of this paper is to empirically examine the determinants of the self-employment decision, with a particular focus on gender differences and occupational choice by using register-based individual panel data for the period 2003 to 2006. Individuals choose to move into self-employment out of three possible initial statuses: paid employment, combiner or inactivity. These groups are of specific interest for the Swedish political agenda. The question that we specifically pose is how a set of socio-economic factors separately induce men and women in these three statuses to enter self-employment.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Review of Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 379-403

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:irapec:v:25:y:2011:i:4:p:379-403
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