Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/196687
Authors: 
Henley, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 12189
Abstract: 
Only a minority of micro-businesses create jobs for others. This paper addresses whether personal characteristics and resources of the microbusiness owner or the local external economic environment are drivers of job creation. In the UK context of significant growth in self-employment but a declining proportion who create jobs, an investigation using longitudinal data is provided. Individual demographic and resource characteristics are found to be more important, but place effects are relatively weak. Entrepreneurship policy needs to target particular groups, including women and less experienced business owners in their localities.
Subjects: 
self-employment
micro-business
job creation
local environment
longitudinal analysis
JEL: 
J23
L26
M13
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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