Do entrepreneurs create jobs?
2000 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 14, no 2, 137-148 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many countries support the creation of new firms. Such policy is based on the presumption that the total number of jobs increases when a person moves from unemployment or regular employment to self-employment. In this paper the link between self-employment and overall employment is analyzed. The empirical analysis, based on panel data of Swedish counties from 1976-1995, pays particular attention to simultaneity issues. The results suggest that self-employment may have a significant positive effect on overall employment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 14, no 2, 137-148 p.
liquidity constraints, employment, business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19742ISI: 000086966200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19742DiVA: diva2:338434
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved