Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28173
Authors: 
Braakmann, Nils
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg working paper series in economics 55
Abstract: 
This paper uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 2000 to 2005 to study the earnings differential between self- and dependent employed German men. Constructing a counterfactual earnings distribution for the self-employed in dependent employment and using quantile regression decompositions we find that the earnings differential over the distribution cannot be explained by differences in endowments. Furthermore, low-earning self-employed could earn more in dependent employment. Finally, the observed earnings advantage for the self-employed at the top of the earnings distribution is not associated with higher returns to observable variables.
JEL: 
J31
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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