Unemployment Benefits Crowd Out Nascent Entrepreneurial Activity
12 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2008
Date Written: 25 2008 3,
Analyzing a cross-country panel of 16 OECD countries from 2002 to 2005, we find that higher unemployment benefits crowd out nascent entrepreneurial activity. Our results hold regardless of entrepreneurial motivation (necessity or opportunity) and entrepreneurial type (imitative or innovative).
Keywords: entrepreneurship, business startups, unemployment benefits
JEL Classification: M13, O32, M, J65
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