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dc.contributor.authorNeumark, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorWall, Brandonen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Junfuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081219107en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35692-
dc.description.abstractWe use a new database, the National Establishment Time Series (NETS), to revisit the debate about the role of small businesses in job creation. Birch (e.g., 1987) argued that small firms are the most important source of job creation in the U.S. economy. But Davis et al. (1996a) argued that this conclusion was flawed, and based on improved methods and using data for the manufacturing sector, they concluded that there was no relationship between establishment size and net job creation. Using the NETS data, we examine evidence for the overall economy, as well as for different sectors. The results indicate that small firms and small establishments create more jobs, on net, although the difference is much smaller than what is suggested by Birch's methods. Moreover, in the recent period we study, a negative relationship between establishment size and job creation holds for both the manufacturing and services sectors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3888en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.jelL53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordJob creationen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob destructionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsmall businessesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsplatzen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwKlein- und Mittelunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleDo small businesses create more jobs? New evidence for the United States from the National Establishment Time Seriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589736396en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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