Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/215339
Authors: 
Jayachandran, Seema
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 12943
Publisher: 
Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), Bonn
Abstract: 
This article reviews the recent literature in economics on small-scale entrepreneurship ("microentrepreneurship") in low-income countries. Major themes in the literature include the determinants and consequences of joining the formal sector; the impacts of access to credit and other financial services; the impacts of business training; barriers to hiring; and the distinction between self-employment by necessity and self-employment as a calling. The article devotes special attention to unique issues that arise with female entrepreneurship.
Subjects: 
small businesses
female entrepreneurship
self-employment
informal sector
JEL: 
L26
J16
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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