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dc.contributor.authorAudretsch, David B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarree, Martin A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Stel, André J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorThurik, A. Royen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1974-2002en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:10:10Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:10:10Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19998-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the dynamic interrelationship between self-employment and unemployment rates. On the one hand, unemployment rates may stimulate start-up activity of self-employed. On the other hand, higher rates of self-employment may indicate increased entrepreneurial activity reducing unemployment in subsequent periods. These two effects have resulted in considerable ambiguities about the interrelationship between unemployment and entrepreneurial activity. This paper introduces a two-equation vector autoregression model capable of reconciling these ambiguities and tests it for data of 23 OECD countries over the period 1974-2002. The empirical results confirm the two distinct relationships between unemploy-ment and self-employment, i.e. "refugee" and "entrepreneurial" effects. We also find that the "entrepreneu-rial" effects are considerably stronger than the "refugee" effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 0705en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordGibrat's Lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwVAR-Modellen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleDoes self-employment reduce unemployment?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn494667567en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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