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dc.contributor.authorParker, Simon C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:34Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33639-
dc.description.abstractThis article proposes a simultaneous probit equation framework to analyse the business ownership patterns of married couples in the United States. A structural model of knowledge spillovers within couples is formulated and estimated. Empirical analysis reveals significant and substantial positive interdependence of business ownership propensities within couples. We argue that the evidence is consistent with both male and female spouses receiving positive knowledge transfers from the other. Conversely, there appears to be little support for alternative explanations of interdependent occupational choices based on assortative mating, role model effects, risk diversification, or intrahousehold wealth transfers. We conclude that the conventional practice of ignoring occupational interdependence can generate misleading conclusions about the determinants of business ownership in America.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1712en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupational choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamilyen_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness ownershipen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwBerufswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurship among married couples in the United States: a simultaneous probit approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn497229218en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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