'Fifty is the New Thirty': Ageing Well and Start-Up Activities

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Teemu Kautonen

Aalto University School of Business; Anglia Ruskin University

Maria Minniti

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This article examines the impact of ageing well on the employment behaviour of ageing workers. We focus on start-up activities because doing so circumvents potential constraints on labour market participation imposed by statutory retirement and employer practices. Using Finnish survey data, we find a positive and significant relationship between ageing well and the likelihood of engaging in start-up activities for individuals in their late forties and throughout their fifties.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, age, aging

Suggested Citation

Kautonen, Teemu and Minniti, Maria, 'Fifty is the New Thirty': Ageing Well and Start-Up Activities (2014). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21, No. 16, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2614924

Teemu Kautonen (Contact Author)

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Maria Minniti

Syracuse University - Whitman School of Management ( email )

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Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

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