Heterogeneity of Workers and the Entry into Self-employment - Focusing on the Entry of Wage Workers into Self-Employment -

근로자의 이질성과 자영업 선택에 관한 실증분석 - 임금근로에서 자영업으로의 진입을 중심으로 -

  • 김우영 (공주대학교 경제통상학부)
  • Received : 2013.05.14
  • Accepted : 2013.08.07
  • Published : 2013.08.31


This study examines how the unobserved heterogeneity of workers, measured by residuals of the wage equation, affects the entry into self-employment using KLIPS 1998-2008. Following Joona and Wadensjo(2013), we treat the residuals as unobserved ability and find that both workers with higher and lower ability are more likely to become self-employed. However, this U-Shape relationship no longer holds when the sample is divided into males and females. The study also finds that the relationship between ability and entry into self-employment has changed over time, and that ability is positively associated with the performance of self-employed.


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