Occupational choice and self-employment : Are they related ?

  title={Occupational choice and self-employment : Are they related ?},
  author={Alina Sorgner and M. Fritsch},
Often, a person will become an entrepreneur only after a period of dependent employment, suggesting that occupational choices precede entrepreneurial choices. We investigate the relationship between occupational choice and self-employment. The findings suggest that the occupational choice of future entrepreneurs at the time of labor market entry is partly guided by a taste for skill variety, the prospect of high earnings, and occupational earnings risk. Entrepreneurial intentions may also… CONTINUE READING