EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Is it a good policy to promote self-employment for job creation? Evidence from Spain

Emilio Congregado (), Antonio Golpe () and Monica Carmona

Journal of Policy Modeling, 2010, vol. 32, issue 6, 828-842

Abstract: An often applied labour market policy to combat unemployment is to stimulate unemployed individuals to start their own businesses. Such policy may at least, temporarily lead to increases in self-employment, in particular, in the number of own-account workers. These policies may be called successful when the formerly unemployed individuals remain in employment for a longer period of time either as self-employed or as paid-employed worker and also when they become employers they contribute to reduce unemployment not only by creating their own jobs but also by hiring new employees. In this paper we investigate empirically the long-run relationship between the two components of self-employment over the business cycle and discuss its implications for entrepreneurship policy.

Keywords: Cointegration; Entrepreneurship; Non-linearity; Self-employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (44) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161-8938(10)00080-3
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:32:y::i:6:p:828-842

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Policy Modeling is currently edited by A. M. Costa

More articles in Journal of Policy Modeling from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nithya Sathishkumar ().

 
Page updated 2021-04-12
Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:32:y::i:6:p:828-842