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Feminization of entrepreneurship in developing countries

Molina, Jose Alberto and Ortega, Raquel and Velilla, Jorge (2017): Feminization of entrepreneurship in developing countries.

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Abstract

We analyze whether male or female individuals have a higher probability of becoming entrepreneurs in developing regions (Africa, Asia, South America), controlling by individuals’ entrepreneurial environment and countries’ macroeconomic context. Using the GEM data, we avoid heterogeneity and the potential confounding problems arising from the definition of entrepreneurship. We find that women tend to become entrepreneurs more often than men in South America and Africa, highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship as a survival labor choice. No gender gaps in entrepreneurial participation are found in Asia.

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