The Labor Market Consequences of Experience in Self-Employment

@inproceedings{Bruce2003TheLM,
  title={The Labor Market Consequences of Experience in Self-Employment},
  author={Donald Bruce},
  year={2003}
}
Many public policies are designed to encourage self-employment. However, because self-employment experiences are typically brief, it becomes important to understand the long-term consequences of entering and then leaving self-employment. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), we examine the effects of brief self-employment experience on subsequent labor market outcomes. We find that, relative to continued wage employment, brief spells in self-employment do not increase—and probably… CONTINUE READING

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