Gender discrimination and self-employment dynamics in Europe
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2012, vol. 41, issue 2, 153-158
This paper examines the effect that gender-based earnings discrimination has on self-employment dynamics among females, with a focus on four countries in Western Europe. Using data from the European Community Household Panel in the 1999–2001 time period, we test the hypothesis that the probability of moving into self-employment is positively related to prior earnings discrimination, as measured by unexplained deviations from expected (male) earnings. Our findings suggest that women who have lower than expected wage sector earnings are more likely to leave wage employment in the following year. The results with respect to discrimination, per se, however, are mixed.
Keywords: Self-employment; Gender discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 J7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Gender Discrimination and Self-Employment Dynamics in Europe (2009)
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