lnu.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
All about balance?: a test of the Jack-of-all-trades theory among the self-employed in Sweden
Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan (FEH), Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS). (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)ORCID-id: 0000-0002-0702-5564
Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan (FEH), Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS). (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)
Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan (FEH), Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS). (Linnaeus University Centre for Discrimination and Integration Studies)ORCID-id: 0000-0003-4068-2985
2014 (Engelska)Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

Researchers as well as policymakers often view self-employment as an important factor behind innovation and economic growth and policies that foster self-employment has been on the agenda in several European countries during the last decades. The Jack-of-all-trades theory argues that individuals with a balanced set of skills are more suitable for self-employment than others. In this paper we test this theory using Swedish Military Enlistment data. This data enables us to construct a measure of balance in endowed abilities that, incomparison to measures used in previous research, is less contaminated by endogeneity problems. Specifically, we measure balance in skills using the result from the tests of cognitive and non-cognitive ability taken at military enlistment. We find clear support for the Jack-of-all-trades theory, in the sense that the likelihood of being self-employed or switching into self-employment is higher for individuals who are more balanced in their in abilities. In addition, earnings from self-employment tend to be higher among individuals with a more balanced set of skills.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies , 2014. , s. 31
Serie
Working paper series: Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies ; 2014:15
Nationell ämneskategori
Nationalekonomi
Forskningsämne
Ekonomi, Nationalekonomi
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38647OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-38647DiVA, id: diva2:772792
Tillgänglig från: 2014-12-17 Skapad: 2014-12-17 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-06-13Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

fulltext(1425 kB)120 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT01.pdfFilstorlek 1425 kBChecksumma SHA-512
d1771e09ebde551310731acfa6455cd29d5e3d0e526985344eb1e6c410c418babefbed1a76cbe4d0b31d20744f467a5ad04b50e07c60b7e266efb0c78c255336
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf

Personposter BETA

Aldén, LinaHammarstedt, MatsNeuman, Emma

Sök vidare i DiVA

Av författaren/redaktören
Aldén, LinaHammarstedt, MatsNeuman, Emma
Av organisationen
Institutionen för nationalekonomi och statistik (NS)
Nationalekonomi

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 120 nedladdningar
Antalet nedladdningar är summan av nedladdningar för alla fulltexter. Det kan inkludera t.ex tidigare versioner som nu inte längre är tillgängliga.

urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

urn-nbn
Totalt: 587 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf