Start-up Success of Freelancers: New Microeconometric Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel
Research Institute on Professions; Leuphana University; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
University of Lueneburg
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2036
If certain start-up characteristics will indicate a business success, knowing such characteristics could generate more successful start-ups and more efficient start-up counseling. Our study will contribute to this by quantifying individual success determinants of freelance start-ups. The data base for the microeconometric analyses of the survival of the first three years is a revised German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) for 1992 until 2002, which allows to incorporate institutional, personal and family/household socio-economic variables. We describe and discuss the datawork to achieve compatible information over time within a revised GSOEP and present microeconometric rare events logit, logit and probit results.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: start-up success, freelancers, liberal professions, self-employed, German
JEL Classification: J23, J21, D10working papers series
Date posted: March 24, 2006
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