Do Husbands Matter? Married Women Entering Self-Employment

Do Husbands Matter? Married Women Entering Self-Employment This paper investigates the effect of a husband's self-employment experience on the probability that his wife will enter self-employment. Results suggest that having a husband with some exposure to self-employment nearly doubles the probability that a woman will become self-employed, all else equal. Further, the effect is found to be strongest if a woman's husband is actually self-employed at the time she is contemplating a transition. Having a husband with prior self-employment experience also has an important yet quantitatively smaller effect. A series of robustness checks suggest that family businesses and assortative mating only partially explain this large effect. Intrahousehold transfers of human (and, to a much lesser degree, financial) capital might also play a role. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

Do Husbands Matter? Married Women Entering Self-Employment

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1008179214572
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Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of a husband's self-employment experience on the probability that his wife will enter self-employment. Results suggest that having a husband with some exposure to self-employment nearly doubles the probability that a woman will become self-employed, all else equal. Further, the effect is found to be strongest if a woman's husband is actually self-employed at the time she is contemplating a transition. Having a husband with prior self-employment experience also has an important yet quantitatively smaller effect. A series of robustness checks suggest that family businesses and assortative mating only partially explain this large effect. Intrahousehold transfers of human (and, to a much lesser degree, financial) capital might also play a role.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 30, 2004

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