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Title:Self-employment flows and persistance: A European comparative analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Taylor, Mark
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2011-26
Abstract:We identify patterns of self-employment entry, exit and survival in a sample of EU countries and examine factors that explain individuals' self-employment experiences within and between countries. We estimate a range of models, including dynamic random effects models that endogenise the initial condition. Our results highlight similarities and differences between countries, and illustrate the importance of age and previous labour market experiences in determining self-employment flows. We also find a high degree of persistence in self-employment across countries, which is most pronounced in France and Germany and least pronounced in Spain. Our results suggest that flows into self-employment are positively associated with the strictness of employment protection legislation.
Subjects:self-employment
labour market dynamics
panel data
European Community Household Panel
dynamic random effects
JEL:J22
J24
J62
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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