Self-Employment Longitudinal Dynamics: A Review of the Literature

Economic Issues, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005

39 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006

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Yannis Georgellis

University of Kent

John G. Sessions

University of Bath; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Nicholas NT Tsitsianis

University of Hertfordshire

Abstract

We review longitudinal studies on self-employment dynamics, classifying studies into those that examine transitions into self-employment, and those that examine self-employment exit and survival. A number of hypotheses from both the economic and social-psychological literatures are examined vis. the effects on self-employment dynamics of financial, human, and social capital, intergenerational effects, and labour market hardships.

Keywords: Self-employment; transition, entrepreneurship, survival

JEL Classification: J33, J41, J54

Suggested Citation

Georgellis, Yannis and Sessions, John G. and Tsitsianis, Nicholas NT, Self-Employment Longitudinal Dynamics: A Review of the Literature. Economic Issues, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=921029

Yannis Georgellis

University of Kent ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE
United Kingdom

John G. Sessions (Contact Author)

University of Bath ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Nicholas NT Tsitsianis

University of Hertfordshire ( email )

Business School
De Havilland Campus
Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB
United Kingdom
01707 285549 (Phone)

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