Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45729
Authors: 
Delmar, Frédéric
Folta, Timothy
Wennberg, Karl
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2008:23
Abstract: 
This study examines the extent to which wage-earning workers are simultaneously self-employed, a phenomenon not thoroughly investigated in earlier studies. We use matched employee-employer databases to present a detailed investigation of self-employment patterns within the post industrial sectors in Sweden from 1990 to 2002. We find that persons that combine self-employment with waged work constitute a majority of the total number of self-employed, and that most people enter self-employ-ment by engaging first in combinatory work, indicating that the decision to move to self-employment is more complex than characterized in earlier research.
Subjects: 
Self-employment
income dynamics
entrepreneurship
JEL: 
J24
J60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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