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The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs: An Update

Lucia Foster () and Patrice Norman

Working Papers from U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies

Abstract: We provide an update on the Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE), which is a relatively new Census Bureau business survey. About 290,000 employer firms in the private, non-agricultural U.S. economy are in the ASE sample. Its content is relatively constant over collections, allowing for comparability over time; however, each year there are approximately ten new questions in a changing topical module. Earlier topical modules covered innovation (2014) and management practices (2015). The topical module for reference year 2016 covers business advice and planning, finance, and regulations. The ASE is collected through a partnership of the Census Bureau with the Kauffman Foundation and the Minority Business Development Agency. Qualified researchers on approved projects may request access to the ASE micro data through the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) network.

Keywords: Census Bureau; entrepreneurship; firm-level data; topical module (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-01
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