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Self-employment matching: an analysis of dual-earner couples in Sweden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2010 (English)In: Economics Bulletin, ISSN 1545-2921, Vol. 30, no 3, 2197-2209 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an analysis of self-employment matching among dual-earner couples in Sweden. The results show that self-employment propensities are positively correlated across partners. Self-employment propensities are significantly higher for both males and females whose spouses are self-employed. The existence of ‘positive assortative mating' and the fact that self-employment knowledge and abilities are transferred across partners are presented as explanations for the results. One policy conclusion that can be drawn from the results is that if governments and policymakers want to increase the rate of female self-employment, stimulating overall self-employment might be effective, since an important determinant of female self-employment is having a self-employed spouse.

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2010. Vol. 30, no 3, 2197-2209 p.
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-7839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-7839DiVA: diva2:345803
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Intergenerational redistribution among immigrants - Does that explain self-employment and local labour market differences?
Available from: 2010-08-27 Created: 2010-08-27 Last updated: 2013-09-05Bibliographically approved

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