Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21356
Authors: 
Co, Catherine Y.
Gang, Ira N.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 572
Abstract: 
We examine the earnings determinants of the self-employed and wage earners in Hungary in the mid-1990's, taking into account two forms of selection: selection into working or nonworking for every individual in our sample and selection into self-employment or wageearning jobs for workers only. Previous studies use switching regression to examine the returns to individual characteristics taking into account only selection into self-employment or wage-earning jobs. We find that the estimated returns to individual characteristics when accounting for both forms of selection differ from estimates correcting for only selection into self-employment or wage-earning jobs. We also find that the earnings determinants of the two sectors are not significantly different from one another.
Subjects: 
self-selection
switching
self-employment
wage-earning jobs
economies in transition
JEL: 
P23
J31
C34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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