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Entrepreneurial women and men: two different species?

Cowling, Marc and Taylor, Mark P (2001) 'Entrepreneurial women and men: two different species?' Small Business Economics, 16 (3). pp. 167-175. ISSN 0921-898X

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Abstract

The ability of the self-employed to create additional job opportunities is a fundamental concern given the huge increases in public resources targeted at new venture creation in the U.K. and other countries since 1979. This study initially concentrates on identifying differences in the personal and demographic characteristics of women and men in four potential labour market states, namely; unemployment; waged employment; single self-employment, and; job creating self-employment. It then goes on to consider labour market transitions over a four year period between 1991 and 1995. The key findings are firstly that women entrepreneurs are better educated than their male counterparts and secondly that flows into self-employment were considerably higher for men than women. Furthermore, proportionately, three times as many male self-employed in 1991 had gone on to become job creating self-employed by 1995.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 10:05
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8720

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