Leaving unemployment for self-employment : an empirical study

Reize, Frank

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2685-2
URL: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783790801682
Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2004
Place of publication: Heidelberg
Publishing house: Physica-Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-7908-0168-2 , 3-7908-0168-2 , 978-3-7908-2685-2
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Franz, Wolfgang
Date of oral examination: 28 May 2003
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL (Franz 1997-2013, Em)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: The book presents an analysis of the transition from unemployment to self-employment and its subsidisation with the so-called "bridging allowance" in Germany. On the basis of econometric models, the determinants and the success of self-employment among former unemployed are estimated at the individual as well as at the firm level. By comparing different groups of the formerly unemployed, it becomes evident that self-employment is one successful route out of unemployment, as self-employment proves to be more stable than paid-employment. Therefore, the bridging allowance reaches its aim of regaining stable employment for the unemployed. However, this programme fails to create additional employment in the newly founded firms.
Additional information: ZEW economic studies ; 25

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