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Business Failure In The 1992 Establishment Universe Sources Of Population Heterogeneity

  • Alfred R Nucci
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    This study shows that establishment dissolution declines with age and that age at dissolution differs for broad industry and geography groups, establishment affiliation status, and establishment size. The paper uses Bureau of the Census Standard Statistical Establishment List datasets, a census of establishments with employment for the United States for the year 1992. Hence, the findings constitute a comprehensive source of information on the relation between age and dissolution and place in context similar findings of studies restricted to specific industries and/or geographic areas.

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    Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 96-13.

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    Date of creation: Dec 1996
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    Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:96-13
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