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Title: Determinants of Women's Entry into Self-Employment
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1. Taniguchi, Hiromi
Determinants of Women's Entry into Self-Employment
Social Science Quarterly 83,3 (September 2002): 875-894.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Ethnic Differences; Hispanics; Mothers; Racial Differences; Self-Employed Workers; Transition, Job to Job

Objective. Building on recent studies that have shown how employment- and family-related characteristics are uniquely intertwined in facilitating women's decisions to work for themselves, I examine the process of transitions into self-employment among white, African-American, and Hispanic women. Methods. This study analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a national probability sample of those born between 1957 and 1964, which allows me to apply a dynamic model for studying women's employment transitions. Results. Regardless of race or ethnicity, factors such as work experience and the presence of a spouse encourage women to become self-employed. At the same time, the distributions of these characteristics for African-American women, and to a lesser extent Latinas as well, significantly account for their slower entry into self-employment. The effect of children on women's entry into self-employment, which earlier studies often found to be positive, especially among whites, is mixed. Conclusions. These findings reveal significant racial/ethnic differences in the process of female self-employment and also call into question the view that self-employment allows working mothers to better combine their careers with family responsibilities than does wage/salary sector employment. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Bibliography Citation
Taniguchi, Hiromi. "Determinants of Women's Entry into Self-Employment." Social Science Quarterly 83,3 (September 2002): 875-894.