Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Business Data: An Introduction to Several Large, Nationally-Representative Datasets
Robert W. Fairlie
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics
Kauffman Foundation; University of California, Santa Cruz
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4052
Only a few large, nationally-representative datasets include information on both the owner and the business. We briefly describe several of the most respected and up-to-date sources of data on entrepreneurs, the self-employed, and small businesses. More information including estimates of recent trends in business ownership and performance (e.g. survival rates, sales, employment, payroll, profits and industry) from these datasets is contained in Fairlie and Robb (2008).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: small businesses, business owners, self-employment, entrepreneurship, data
JEL Classification: L26, Y1working papers series
Date posted: March 17, 2009
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