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Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs are important sources of innovation, growth and employment. The recent crisis, characterised by tighter credit restrictions, has arguably hampered new start-ups and impeded growth in existing start-ups as well as their ability to survive in tough market conditions. The significant rise in business closures in recent years, especially of micro and small enterprises, bears witness to these difficult conditions and highlights the need for robust and comparable statistics on entrepreneurship.

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Keywords:  enprepreneurship, business, entrepreneurs

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Those who are self-employed with employees are people whose primary activity is self-employment and who employ others. The incorporated self-employed are only partly or non-included in the counts of self-employed in several countries. This indicator is measured by gender as percentage of total employment.

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Keywords:  employees, employers, self-employed, start-up
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