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Entrepreneurial Spirits in Women and Men. The Role of Financial Literacy and Digital Skills

Noemi Oggero (), Mariacristina Rossi () and Elisa Ughetto ()
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Noemi Oggero: Collegio Carlo Alberto
Elisa Ughetto: Politecnico, Turin

No 187, CeRP Working Papers from Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy)

Abstract: We investigate the attitudes to entrepreneurship of Italian households, focusing on the importance of digital skills and financial literacy as potentially relevant factors shaping entrepreneurial entry. We put the gender focus to our analysis to detect whether, and to what extent, women and men differ in their propensity to run a business. We carry out our research by using a sample of the Bank of Italy SHIW dataset for the year 2008 and 2010. Our findings suggest a strong heterogeneity, between men and women, of the importance of digital skills and financial literacy as entrepreneurial drivers. Results show that the impact of financial literacy on the probability of being an entrepreneur is significant, but only for men. Digital skills increase the probability of being entrepreneur with a bigger effect for men than for women.

Pages: 34 pages
Date: 2019-03
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