Who becomes self-employed and who quits self-employment?

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Abstract

What causes an individual to quit his or her wage or salary job to become self-employed? How can we explain why some individuals are self-employed and not employees? What kind of option is self-employment for the unemployed? This article is about the determinants of self employment in Finland. The results point to the fact. that most self-employed are not succesful entrepreneurs who rapidly increase their wealth. The results instead indicate that self-employment for many is a substitute for unemployment, because entry to the regular wage or salary labour market is restricted for some reason.
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JournalEkonomiska Samfundets Tidskrift
Volume53
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

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