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The decision to become an entrepreneur in Spain: The role of the household financial situation

José Alberto Molina (), Jorge Velilla () and Raquel Ortega

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Abstract: This paper analyses how self-employed (entrepreneurs) and employed workers earnings differ in Spain. We develop an empirical analysis on the factors that determine income and the factors that determine the effects on the financial situation of the families of entrepreneurs versus salaried families. We use the “Encuesta Financiera de las Familias” database corresponding to 2011. Our results show that salaried workers earn more than the self-employed workers. Furthermore, pessimism and familiar patrimony play a key role in the entrepreneur decision.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Household financial situation, Wages; Self-employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D10 M00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11-27
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