The formal sector wage premium and firm size for self-employed workers

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Show simple item record Bargain, Olivier Badaoui, Eliane Kwenda, Prudence Strobl, Eric Walsh, Frank 2012-07-24T14:03:22Z 2012-07-24T14:03:22Z 2012-03
dc.identifier.other 201207 en
dc.description.abstract We develop a model where workers may enter self-employment or search for jobs as employees and where there is heterogeneity across workers’ managerial ability. Workers with higher skills will manage larger firms while workers with low managerial ability will run smaller firms and will be in self-employment only when they cannot find a salaried job. For these workers self-employment is a secondary/informal form of employment. The Burdett and Mortensen (1998) equilibrium search model is used for illustration as a special case of our more general framework. Empirical evidence from Mexico is provided and demonstrates that firm size wage effects for employees and self-employed workers are broadly consistent with the model. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP12/07 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection & RePEc en
dc.subject Self-employment en
dc.subject Managerial ability en
dc.subject Informal sector en
dc.subject.classification J31 en
dc.subject.classification O17 en
dc.subject.lcsh Self-employed en
dc.subject.lcsh Executive ability en
dc.subject.lcsh Informal sector (Economics) en
dc.title The formal sector wage premium and firm size for self-employed workers en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Bargain|Olivier|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Badaoui|Eliane|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Kwenda|Prudence|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Strobl|Eric|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Frank|aut| en
dc.description.admin ab - TS 27.03.12 en

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