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Feminization of entrepreneurship in developing countries

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

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We analyze whether male or female individuals have a higher probability of becoming entrepreneurs in developing regions (Africa, Asia, South America), controlling by individuals’ entrepreneurial environment and countries’ macroeconomic context. Using the GEM data, we avoid heterogeneity and the potential confounding problems arising from the definition of entrepreneurship. We find that women tend to become entrepreneurs more often than men in South America and Africa, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship as a survival labor choice. No gender gaps in entrepreneurial participation are found in Asia.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Gender; Feminist; Developing countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 L26 O10 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-02-20
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