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dc.contributor.authorFritsch, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKritikos, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorRusakova, Alinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-11T09:29:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-11T09:29:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56862-
dc.description.abstractBased on representative data, the German Micro-Census, we provide an overview of the development of self-employment and entrepreneurship in Germany between 1991 and 2011, the first two decades after reunification. We investigate the socio-economic background of these individuals, their education, previous employment status, and their income level. We observe a unique increase in self-employment in Germany by 40 percent which can partly be attributed to the transformation process of East Germany and to the shift to the service sector. We notice a yearly start-up rate of 1 percent among the working population (almost 20 percent of them being re-starters), a decision that pays for the majority of individuals in terms of income. Contrary to other countries, in Germany there is a positive relationship between educational levels and the probability of starting a business.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. [u.a.] Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJena economic research papers 2012,001en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelD22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordstart-upsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWho starts a business and who is self-employed in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn685081044en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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