Characteristics & determinants of self-employed women in Australia
MetadataShow full item record
Recent years have seen a strong growth in female employment and, with it, a rise in the level of female self-employment. Between 1985 and 1999 the latter increased by 25.6 per cent. By 1999 women accounted for nearly one third (31.3 per cent) of all (unincorporated) self-employed workers. Notwithstanding the strong growth in the level of female self-employment and their importance within this sector, little is known or understood about female self-employment. This paper makes a modest attempt to fill this gap. Using shift-share analysis as well as multivariate techniques the paper examines the incidence, growth and characteristics of self-employment disaggregated by gender. Comparisons are made in relation to wage and salary employment.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lange, Thomas (2012)Most studies in the economics discourse argue that the impact of self-employment on job satisfaction is mediated by greater procedural freedom and autonomy. Values and personality traits are considered less likely to ...
Preston, Alison (2002)AbstractRecent years have seen a dramatic growth in the incidence of self-employment, particularly amongst owner managers of incorporated enterprises. Excepting the numerous studies of self-employed migrants, little is ...
Kwon, I.; Sohn, Kitae (2017)In developed countries, the self-employed have been found to be more satisfied with their jobs than paid employees. We found the exact opposite for a developing country after analyzing 8732 respondents in the Indonesian ...