Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Business Data: An Introduction to Several Large, Nationally-Representative Datasets

18 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2009

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Robert W. Fairlie

University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics

Alicia Robb

University of Colorado at Boulder; Next Wave Impact; Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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Date Written: February 27, 2009

Abstract

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).

Keywords: Keywords: entrepreneurship, self-employment, business owners, small businesses, data

JEL Classification: L26, Y1

Suggested Citation

Fairlie, Robert W. and Robb, Alicia, Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Business Data: An Introduction to Several Large, Nationally-Representative Datasets (February 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1350487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1350487

Robert W. Fairlie

University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://econ.ucsc.edu/~fairlie/

Alicia Robb (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder ( email )

Leeds Business School
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Next Wave Impact ( email )

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Longmount, CO 80503
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Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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