Gender differences in business performance: evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners survey

@article{Fairlie2008GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in business performance: evidence from the Characteristics of Business Owners survey},
  author={Robert W. Fairlie and Alicia M. Robb},
  journal={Small Business Economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={375-395}
}
  • R. Fairlie, A. Robb
  • Published 29 August 2008
  • Economics, Business
  • Small Business Economics
Using confidential microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau, we investigate the performance of female-owned businesses, making comparisons to male-owned businesses. Using regression estimates and a decomposition technique, we explore the role that human capital, especially through prior work experience, and financial capital play in contributing to why female-owned businesses have lower survival rates, profits, employment, and sales. We find that female-owned businesses are less successful than… 

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