The Role of Family Background in the Heterogeneity of Self-Employment in Some Transition Countries
Rosalia Castellano () and
Gennaro Punzo ()
Transition Studies Review, 2013, vol. 20, issue 1, 79-88
Aim of this paper is to shed light on how some determinants, especially in the spheres of family background, differently affect the heterogeneous category of self-employment across four transition countries of Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic), where more or less restrictive policies towards start-ups have been implemented during the pre-1989 years, different liberalization processes have gradually been carried out and distinct policy interventions to support self-employment have been adopted in the post-1989 period. At this end, three-stage structural multinomial logit models as discrete choice models are estimated on 2005 EU-SILC data, which also allows to account for generational changes over time. Country-specific profiles of self-employment are drawn and, even though the self-employment is often devised in a dualist perspective, which stresses its marginal nature as refuge from poverty rather than a way to accumulate capital, significant differentiations within the ranks of self-employed also exist. Copyright CEEUN 2013
Keywords: Self-employment; Central and Eastern countries; Generational mobility; Three-stage multinomial model; J62; P29; P51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:trstrv:v:20:y:2013:i:1:p:79-88
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... ration/journal/11300
Access Statistics for this article
Transition Studies Review is currently edited by G. Dominese
More articles in Transition Studies Review from Springer, Central Eastern European University Network (CEEUN)
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().