Entrepreneurship and Work-Life Balance

9 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2018

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Jorn H. Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM)

Ana Millán

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

José María Millán

University of Huelva

Alexandra Moritz

University of Trier - Faculty of Management

Date Written: March 25, 2018

Abstract

Work-life balance of entrepreneurs is a topic of high interest in both theory and practice. However, empirical findings are rare and often contradictory. This study investigates the work-life balance of different groups of self-employed in comparison to wage-employed individuals using a large European dataset. We find that work-life balance is lower for all types of self-employed in comparison to wage-employed individuals. In particular, self-employed individuals with employees have the lowest work-life balance. Our results have important implications for entrepreneurship research.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance, Working Time Quality, Entrepreneurship, European Working Conditions Survey

JEL Classification: J22, J81, L26, M50, O52

Suggested Citation

Block, Jorn Hendrich and Millán, Ana and Millan, Jose Maria and Moritz, Alexandra, Entrepreneurship and Work-Life Balance (March 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3148885 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3148885

Jorn Hendrich Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )

D-54296
Germany

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

Ana Millán

Universidad Pablo de Olavide ( email )

Ctra. Utrera, Km.1
Sevilla, Seville 41010
Spain

Jose Maria Millan

University of Huelva ( email )

Plaza de la Merced 11
Huelva, Huelva 21071
Spain
+34959217886 (Phone)

Alexandra Moritz (Contact Author)

University of Trier - Faculty of Management ( email )

Germany

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