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Title:Differences in the earnings distribution of self- and dependent employed German men: evidence from a quantile regression decomposition analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Braakmann, Nils
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:University of Lüneburg working paper series in economics 55
Abstract:This paper uses data from the German Socio-Economic Panel for the years 2000 to 2005 to study the earnings differential between self- and dependent employed German men. Constructing a counterfactual earnings distribution for the self-employed in dependent employment and using quantile regression decompositions we find that the earnings differential over the distribution cannot be explained by differences in endowments. Furthermore, low-earning self-employed could earn more in dependent employment. Finally, the observed earnings advantage for the self-employed at the top of the earnings distribution is not associated with higher returns to observable variables.
JEL:J31
L26
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

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