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dc.contributor.authorAbreu, Maria
dc.contributor.authorOner, Özge
dc.contributor.authorBrouwer, A
dc.contributor.authorvan Leeuwen, E
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T00:31:20Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T00:31:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.issn0883-9026
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286712
dc.description.abstractOur paper presents an empirical analysis of entrepreneurial well-being using a large-scale longitudinal household survey from the UK that tracks almost 50,000 individuals across seven waves over the period 2009-2017, as well as a number of exploratory case studies. We contribute to the existing literature by investigating how entrepreneurial well-being varies across locations along the urban-rural continuum, and across wealthy-deprived neighbourhoods. We use a Coarsened Exact Matching (CEM) approach to compare the well-being outcomes of individuals who switch into self-employment from waged employment, and show that entrepreneurial well-being, in the form of job satisfaction, is significantly higher for those living in semi-urban locations, relative to those living in urban and rural locations. We argue that semi-urban locations provide an optimal combination of ease of doing business and quality of life. Our results also show that individuals in wealthy neighbourhoods who switch into self-employment experience higher job satisfaction than otherwise comparable individuals living in materially deprived neighbourhoods, although the latter experience greater levels of life satisfaction following the switch.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.titleWell-being effects of self-employment: A spatial inquiry
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage607
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameJournal of Business Venturing
prism.startingPage589
prism.volume34
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34019
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-02
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.11.001
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-01
dc.contributor.orcidOner, Özge [0000-0001-9590-8019]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2003
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-11-20
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-01-01


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