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dc.contributor.authorFritsch, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKritikos, Alexanderen_US
dc.contributor.authorRusakova, Alinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T12:53:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-27T12:53:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61419-
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 2010, the first two decades after reunification. We investigate the socioeconomic 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 restarters), 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.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Papers, German Institute for Economic Research, DIW Berlin 1184en_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.titleWho starts a business and who is self-employed in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn722252404en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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