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ERIC Number: EJ1145664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Self-Employment after Socialism: Intergenerational Links, Entrepreneurial Values, and Human Capital
Fritsch, Michael; Rusakova, Alina
International Journal of Developmental Science, v6 n3-4 p167-175 2012
Drawing on representative household data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, we examine the role of an early precursor of entrepreneurial development--parental role models--for the individual decision to become self-employed in the post-unified Germany. The findings suggest that the socialist regime significantly damaged this mechanism of an intergenerational transmission of entrepreneurial attitudes among East Germans with a tertiary degree that have experienced a particularly strong ideological indoctrination. However, we find a significant and positive relationship between the presence of a parental role model and the decision to become self-employed for less-educated people. For West Germans the positive relationship holds irrespective of the level of education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: East Germany; West Germany; Germany