Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100449
Authors: 
Sorgner, Alina
Fritsch, Michael
Kritikos, Alexander
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2014: Evidenzbasierte Wirtschaftspolitik - Session: Empirical Industrial Organization I D09-V2
Abstract: 
We compare, based on German data, the income of self-employed individuals with and without employees with the income of dependently employed individuals. Our results show that self-employed with employees tend to earn significantly higher incomes than their salaried counterparts, while with the exception of solo-entrepreneurs without vocational degree - the income of solo self-employed tends to be significantly lower than that of comparable employees. We also observe that self-employed people are able to improve their earnings within the first three years after start-up, when we compare their actual earnings to their income before the start-up.
JEL: 
L26
D22
D31
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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