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McManus, P. Pathways into Self-Employment in the United States and Germany. Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, 70(1), 24-30.
McManus, Patricia A "Pathways into Self-Employment in the United States and Germany" Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 70.1, , 24-30.
McManus, Patricia A: Pathways into Self-Employment in the United States and Germany, in: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, vol. 70, iss. 1, 24-30, [online]


Pathways into Self-Employment in the United States and Germany

McManus, Patricia A

Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 70 (2001), Iss. 1 : pp. 24–30

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1Indiana University.

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Using longitudinal data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the German Socio-Economic Panel, this research compares pathways into self-employment among men and women in the United States and Western Germany. Academic and vocational credentials are more important for stabilizing self-employment in the United States than in Germany, where the lack of credentials is a significant deterrent to self-employment entry. Intergenerational transmission of self-employment is more prominent among men than among women in both countries, while spousal transmission of self-employment status is more prominent among women. In both countries, women's self-employment mobility is sensitive to domestic responsibilities.