Castellano, R and Punzo, G (2012): The role of family background in the heterogeneity of self-employment in some transition countries.
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The aim of this paper is to shed light on how some determinants, especially in the spheres of family background, differently affect the heterogeneous category of self-employment across a set of transition economies of Eastern Europe, where more or less restrictive policies and different liberalization processes have been adopted over time. At this end, three-stage multinomial logit models as discrete choice models are estimated on 2005 EU-SILC data. Country-specific peculiarities of self-employment profiles are drawn and, although the occupational status is often devised in a dualist perspective, significant differentiations within the ranks of self-employed also exist.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The role of family background in the heterogeneity of self-employment in some transition countries|
|Keywords:||Self-employment, Generational mobility, Three-stage multinomial model|
|Subjects:||P - Economic Systems > P2 - Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies > P29 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J62 - Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility
P - Economic Systems > P5 - Comparative Economic Systems > P51 - Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems
|Depositing User:||Gennaro Punzo|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2012 14:48|
|Last Modified:||24 Mar 2017 07:06|
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