Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/203479
Authors: 
Buttler, Dominik
Sierminska, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 403
Abstract: 
We examine supply-side determinants of transition from the wage and salary sector to selfemployment of women and men living Poland. The empirical analysis is made possible due to a unique and under explored longitudinal survey -- Social Diagnosis – that contains rare indicators such as job preferences and work events. The empirical results in the 2007-2015 period indicate that women and men transitioning into self-employment are differently motivated. In terms of job attributes, women find independence at work and for those in professional occupations a job matching their competences as a desirable job attribute, while for men the lack of stress, a good salary and independence is key. The analysis of work events and its influence on selfemployment weakly confirms the glass-ceiling hypothesis. In line with other research, our analysis indicates that financial constraints strongly determine the entry into self-employment. A key human capital determinant is past entrepreneurial experience indicating a slow, cautious transition process into self-employment.
Subjects: 
Risk
Self-Employment
Work conditions
Gender
Poland
JEL: 
D31
G11
J61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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