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|Title:||Education and regional job creation by the elf-employed: the English North-South divide |
|Authors:||Burke, Andrew E.|
FitzRoy, Felix R.
Nolan, Michael A.
|Issue Date:||2006 |
|Series/Report no.:||Papers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 0706|
|Abstract:||Using decomposition analysis, the paper investigates the reasons why Northern England has less but higher performing self-employed businesses than the South. It finds the causes are mainly structural differences rather than due to regional variation in people's characteristics. The paper also unearths a regional dimension behind the impact of education on entrepreneurial job creation. It finds that, in the less developed North, education boosts self-employment job creation by enhancing performance per venture (quality). In the South, it reduces it by having no effect on quality alongside a negative effect on the number of people who become self-employed (quantity).|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Discussion Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik|
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