Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/74111
Authors: 
Sabatini, Fabio
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 87.2006
Abstract: 
This paper provides an exploratory analysis on the relationship between educational qualification and work status in Italy, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs and self-employed workers. Rough data are drawn from four waves (1995, 1998, 2002, and 2004) of the Survey of Household Income and Wealth (SHIW) carried out by the Bank of Italy. Stylised facts emerging from the empirical evidence are the surprisingly low level of educational qualification exhibited by employers and the tendency of workers holding higher levels of educational qualification not to choose to undertake an entrepreneurial activity. Such workers generally become members of the arts and professions, or take up a career as high-level employees.
Subjects: 
Education
Work status
Employment
Self-employment
Entrepreneurship
Human capital
JEL: 
I21
J23
J24
M13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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