Male self-employment in four European countries : The relevance of education and experience across industries

Luber, Silvia ; Lohmann, Henning ; Müller, Walter ; Barbieri, Paolo

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2000
The title of a journal, publication series: International Journal of Sociology : IJS
Volume: 30
Issue number: 3
Page range: 5-44
Place of publication: Amonk, NY
Publishing house: Sharpe
ISSN: 0020-7659 , 1557-9336
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Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Methoden d. Empirischen Sozialforschung (Gangl 2004-2008)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This article investigates the patterns of male nonagricultural self-employment in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. It is argued that the development of self-employment in these four countries is based on specific institutional and economic frameworks resulting in different opportunities and incentives for taking up self-employment. These differences affect the relevance of individual resources like education and work experience. The empirical analyses are based on national Labor Force Surveys. Although we find a remarkable number of common general patterns in self-employment in all four countries, the findings also indicate that educational requirements and the relevance of age-related experience differ fundamentally among the four countries and along industrial branches. Specific regulations and general settings in single branches and countries result in distinct opportunities for self-employment.

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