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Abstract

We examine the spatio-temporal dynamics of self-employment in India using geoadditive models and pseudo panel techniques. We test the claim of Iyigun and Owen 1999 that individuals invest in professional human capital and not in entrepreneurial human capital as an economy develops. The results suggest that in non-agriculture, higher education decreases the likelihood of individuals choosing self-employment over time; however, it has an opposite effect in agriculture. While increases in land possessed increase the likelihood of self-employment choicein agriculture, individuals with small land holdings are more likely to transition into self-employment in non-agriculture. Belonging to a backward class has a negativeeffect on self-employment choice in both sectors; however, the effect has increased in non-agriculture and remained stable in agriculture. The geoadditive models suggestthat the propensity to be self-employed has decreased across most spatial units, although there are few pockets where self-employment is rising again.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: The Dynamics of Self-employment in a Developing Country: Evidence from India-

Language: English-

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Self-employment, Developing Countries, Dynamics, Pseudo Panels-

Subjects: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor ProductivityL - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L26 - EntrepreneurshipJ - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J23 - Labor Demand-





Autor: Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan

Fuente: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/20042/







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