The entry into and exit out of self-employment and business ownership in Canada

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Author: Grekou, Douwere; Liu, Huju


Entrepreneurial activity has long been argued as an important driver of innovation, job creation, and productivity growth. However, measuring entrepreneurial activity is not easy. Traditionally, many studies have approximated entrepreneurship with a broadly defined measure that includes a heterogeneous group of individuals. They include self-employed workers such as commission salespersons, professionals running unincorporated firms such as doctors and lawyers, and owners of corporations. The incorporated self-employed are a large and important group of entrepreneurs. Incorporated firms...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Statistics; Demographics; Gender

Keywords: Self employment; Self employed; Business; Enterprise; Entrepreneurship; Measurement; Employment pattern; Employment creation; Comparative analysis; Regional; Age

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Statistics Canada, 2018

Physical description: 39 p.

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ISBN: 9780660269733

ISSN: 1205-9153

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 133.147

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