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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Joachimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:36Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:36Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20369-
dc.description.abstractIn western industrialized countries men are on average more than twice as active in entrepreneurship as women. Based on data from a recent representative survey of the adult population in Germany this paper uses an empirical model for the decision to become selfemployed to test for differences between women and men in the ceteris paribus impact of several characteristics and attitudes, taking the rare events nature of becoming an entrepreneur into account. Furthermore, a non-parametric approach using Mahalanobisdistance matching of man and woman which are as similar as possible in all characteristics and attitudes but the "small difference" is used to investigate the difference in the propensity to become self-employed by gender. A core finding is that the difference between men and women in both the extent and the effect of considering fear of failure to be a reason not to start one's own business is important for the explanation of the gender gap in entrepreneurship.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1134en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnascent entrepreneursen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender differences in entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Führungskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWhat a Difference a Y Makes : Female and Male Nascent Entrepreneurs in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn38673769Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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