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Self-employment and well-being across institutional contexts

Michael Fritsch (), Alina Sorgner and Michael Wyrwich ()

Journal of Business Venturing, 2019, vol. 34, issue 6

Abstract: This paper investigates whether the relationship between a person's occupational status and well-being differs across countries with varying institutional contexts. We find that the relationship between job and life satisfaction of self-employed people as well as of paid employees varies considerably across countries. Our results indicate that entrepreneurship-friendly institutions in a country are conducive to the well-being of those who are self-employed. Remarkably, the quality of entrepreneurial institutions also increases the levels of well-being of paid employees, but the effect is more pronounced for the self-employed.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Institutions; Well-being; Life satisfaction; Job satisfaction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 I31 D01 D91 P51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2019.105946

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