Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation,
Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies

No 453: Self-employment and parenthood

Tina Wallin ()
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Tina Wallin: Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE), Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Abstract: Studies from a multitude of countries suggest that women become self-employed after having children to facilitate the work-family balance. In Sweden, generous parental leave and heavily subsided childcare is available, facilitating for parents to hold salaried jobs. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether having children increases the likelihood of individuals being self-employed. One major contribution is that this study covers the whole population, including men, with a quantitative analysis, instead of a sample through interviews and/or surveys. The results suggest that most individuals are less likely to be self-employed after having children, thus contrasting most other studies.

Keywords: self-employment; parenthood; children

JEL-codes: D19; J13; J24

30 pages, April 6, 2017

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