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Title:Self-employment after socialism: Intergenerational links, entrepreneurial values, and human capital PDF Logo
Authors:Fritsch, Michael
Rusakova, Alina
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:SOEPpapers on multidisciplinary panel data research 456
Abstract:Drawing on representative household data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we examine the role of an early precursor of entrepreneurial development - parental role models - for the individual decision to become self-employed in the post-unified Germany. The findings suggest that the socialist regime significantly damaged this mechanism of an intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial attitudes among East Germans with a tertiary degree that have experienced a particularly strong ideological indoctrination. However, we find a significant and positive relationship between the presence of a parental role model and the decision to become self-employed for less-educated people. For West Germans the positive relationship holds irrespective of the level of education.
Subjects:entrepreneurship
parental role models
human capital
JEL:L26
Z1
D03
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research, DIW
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