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dc.contributor.authorHernanz Martín, Virginia 
dc.contributor.authorCarrasco , Raquel
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-18T15:38:09Z
dc.date.available2022-02-18T15:38:09Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationApplied Economics, 2021, v. 54, n. 14, p. 1568-1583en
dc.identifier.issn0003-6846
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10017/50791en
dc.descriptionThis article investigates the degree of involuntariness in the entrepreneurial activity of the dependent solo self-employed, as well as its association with the country's wealth and labour market institutions. Using the unique information available in the 2017 European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) for 29 countries, we can properly identify the dependent solo self-employed and analyse to what extent they behave in accordance with an occupational choice model when making their self-employment decision. For that, we account for the reasons why they enter into self-employment (voluntarily or involuntarily either out of necessity or requested by the former employer). The results indicate that involuntary self-employment, mostly due to being required by previous employer, significantly increases the probability of being dependent solo versus nondependent self-employed. The wealthiest countries have a lower incidence of this group of workers, mainly if they are involuntary self-employed. Moreover, labour market institutions that decrease the flexibility of paid employment tend to increase the incidence of dependent solo self-employment. These results point to this group of workers being particularly vulnerable with the degree of vulnerability significantly increasing for those self-employed with a lesser degree of occupational choice.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rights© the authorsen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDependent solo selfemployeden
dc.subjectInvoluntarinessen
dc.subjectEconomic conditionsen
dc.subjectLabour market institutionsen
dc.subject.jelJ01en
dc.subject.jelJ08en
dc.subject.jelJ28en
dc.subject.jelL24en
dc.subject.jelL26en
dc.titleDependent self-employment across Europe: involuntariness, country's wealth and labour market institutionsen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.subject.ecienciaEconomíaes_ES
dc.subject.ecienciaEconomicsen
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomíaes_ES
dc.date.updated2022-02-18T15:37:01Z
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00036846.2021.1980200
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.identifier.uxxiAR/0000040316en
dc.identifier.publicationtitleApplied Economicsen
dc.identifier.publicationvolume54
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage1583
dc.identifier.publicationissue14
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage1568


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