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000027391 100__ $$aGuerra, Giuliano$$uIstituto di ricerche economiche (IRE), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
000027391 245__ $$9eng$$aThe role of job satisfaction in transitions into self-employment
000027391 269__ $$c2012
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000027391 520__ $$9eng$$aAs observed in many advanced economies experiencing an increase of self-employment rates since the late 1970s, a flourishing small- and medium-size enterprise sector is  traditionally associated with positive economic development and growth. In the regional context, areas benefiting from an established entrepreneurial culture are in general more  successful and innovative, as well as better equipped to sustain structural changes and to contrast unemployment. It is therefore important to investigate the reasons why  individuals choose self-employment, and why they do it despite lower protection, higher risks, and possibly more effort than what is offered in a comparable wage employment  position. Existing research identifies better prospects of entrepreneurial earnings as compared to wages as a major attraction towards self-employment. However, beside  pecuniary motivations, other factors may be considered when it comes to occupational choice, as, among others, displacement, uncertainty, (the threat of) unemployment, and  (dis-)satisfaction. Building on a job quits model, we propose a representation of transition behaviour from wage to self-employment which includes subjective evaluations of  pecuniary and nonpecuniary satisfaction on the previous job. Individual microdata are drawn from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), and cover the time period 1999–2008.  Additionally, we focus on the dynamics of job satisfaction in order to highlight the role played by shocks in subjective evaluations, and introduce their interaction with levels to  control for threshold effects.
000027391 695__ $$9eng$$aSelf-employment ; job satisfaction ; job transition ; Switzerland
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000027391 918__ $$aFacoltà di scienze economiche$$bVia Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
000027391 919__ $$aUniversità della Svizzera italiana$$bLugano$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
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