Testing the Female Underperformance Hypothesis

@article{DuRietz2000TestingTF,
  title={Testing the Female Underperformance Hypothesis},
  author={Anita Du Rietz and Magnus Henrekson},
  journal={Small Business Economics},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-10}
}
Most previous studies have found evidence at the aggregate level that female entrepreneurs underperform relative to their male counterparts. This study conducts a comprehensive test of this finding. The test is conducted on a large Swedish sample of 4200 entrepreneurs (405 females) with 1 to 20 employees in all sectors of the economy. Our study confirms the results of several previous studies that female entrepreneurs tend to underperform relative to men when the data is examined at the most… 

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