Entrepreneurship in the UK

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Now Publishers Inc, 2007 - Business & Economics - 110 pages
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Entrepreneurship in the UK examines the causes and consequences of changes in the incidence of entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom by focusing on the characteristics of the self-employed and how self-employment has changed over time. Entrepreneurship in the UK is comprehensive and complete in its review of: time series trends in self-employment in the UK and elsewhere; the earnings of the self-employed with those of wage and salary workers; the characteristics of the self-employed; econometric analyses of the determinants of self-employment and comparisons with US + EU; the importance of liquidity constraints and the role of inheritances and gifts and rising house prices in overcoming credit constraints; macro-economic consequences and correlates of self-employment. Entrepreneurship in the UK identifies the characteristics of the self-employed and explains how and why their numbers have changed over time.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
SelfEmployment and Earnings
19
Econometric Analysis of the Probability of
37
Liquidity Constraints
43
Discussion and Conclusions
53
Acknowledgments
103
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David G. Blanchflower is Bruce V. Rauner Professor in the Department of Economics, Dartmouth College.

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