Earnings, uncertainty, and the self-employment choice

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Earnings, uncertainty, and the self-employment choice

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dc.contributor.author le Maire, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Schjerning, Bertel en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:28:17Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7701
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the relationship between self-employment choice, expected earnings, and uncertainty. Several interesting results emerge from our analysis on Danish longitudinal register data: Firstly, self-employed (taxable) personal income bunch at kink points in the tax system since self-employed can retain earnings and thereby transfer income across tax-years. Secondly, expected income level and income variance are important determinants in choice of occupation. Thirdly, men put more emphasis on expected earnings level, while women appears more risk averse, which contribute to explain why fewer women are self-employed. Finally, our results suggest that non-western immigrants are marginalized into self-employment. Occupational choice, self-employment, wage-dierentials, income uncertainty, risk aversion, overcon dence, self-selection, gender dierences. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-04 en_US
dc.title Earnings, uncertainty, and the self-employment choice en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07nov23 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CEBR en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Economic and Business Research en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CEBR en_US
dc.idnumber x656555350 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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