Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96357
Authors: 
Paul, Saumik
Sarma, Vengadeshvaran
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CREDIT Research Paper 13/08
Abstract: 
Building on the theory of necessity entrepreneurship, we test whether female entrepreneurship was a part of the household coping mechanism facing the recent global crisis across 30 transition countries centered in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The identification strategy relies on the self-reported crisis victimization indicators at the household level. Main findings indicate that female members from crisis-affected households are more willing to become entrepreneurs and have initiated firms at a significantly higher rate since 2007. The estimated outcomes are particularly critical for male headed households with propensity score matching and doubly robust tests supporting the main findings. We also find that prior entrepreneurial activity at the household level, acts as a catalyst for such female necessity entrepreneurship. Overall, the findings suggest that crisis perhaps worked as a contextual factor contributing to the creation of necessary entrepreneurship among women.
Subjects: 
Female Entrepreneurship
Economic Crisis
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
JEL: 
L26
D13
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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