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dc.contributor.authorFairlie, Robert W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRobb, Alicia M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:29:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:29:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081014177en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34785-
dc.description.abstractUsing confidential microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau, we investigate the performance of female-owned businesses making comparisons to male-owned businesses. Using regression estimates and a decomposition technique, we explore the role that human capital, especially through prior work experience, and financial capital play in contributing to why female-owned businesses have lower survival rates, profits, employment and sales. We find that female-owned businesses are less successful than male-owned businesses because they have less startup capital, and business human capital acquired through prior work experience in a similar business and prior work experience in family business. We also find some evidence that female-owned businesses work fewer hours and may have different preferences for the goals of their business.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3718en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordFemale entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness outcomesen_US
dc.subject.stwWeibliche Führungskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufserfahrungen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikokapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGender differences in business performance: evidence from the characteristics of business owners surveyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn581606051en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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