2006–2010

Displacement and Self-employment Entry

Särtryck nr 2009:33

Författare: Jenny von GreiffÅr: 2009 Publikation: Labour Economics Årgång (nr): 16 (5) Sidor: 556–565
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Displacement is expected to decrease the reservation wage of self-employment by decreasing earnings in paid employment and increasing the probability of unemployment. This paper examines whether displacement increases the probability of self-employment using propensity score matching on Swedish register-based data. The data include all individuals displaced due to plant closures in 1987 and 1988, and a random sample of 200,000 employed individuals. The results suggest that displacement almost doubles the probability of entering self-employment the year after displacement. A sub-sample analysis indicates that individuals with a potentially worse position on the labor market react more strongly to displacement in terms of entering self-employment.


Referens:
von Greiff, Jenny (2009), "Displacement and Self-employment Entry". Labour Economics 16(5), 556–565.

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