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Career or flexible work arrangements? Gender differences in self-employment in a young market economy / Dominik Buttler (Poznan University of Economics and Business), Eva Sierminska (LISER, DIW Berlin and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserButtler, Dominik ; Sierminska, Eva
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2019
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12643
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-201275 
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We examine supply-side determinants of transition from the wage and salary sector to self-employment of women and men living Poland. The empirical analysis is made possible due to a unique and under explored longitudinal survey - Social Diagnosis - that contains rare indicators such as job preferences and work events. The empirical results in the 2007-2015 period indicate that women and men transitioning into self-employment are differently motivated. In terms of job attributes, women find independence at work and for those in professional occupations a job matching their competences as a desirable job attribute, while for men the lack of stress, a good salary and independence is key. The analysis of work events and its influence on self-employment weakly confirms the glass-ceiling hypothesis. In line with other research, our analysis indicates that financial constraints strongly determine the entry into self-employment. A key human capital determinant is past entrepreneurial experience indicating a slow, cautious transition process into self- employment.