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Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2012

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This second issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance, a product of the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme, presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship, along with explanations of the policy context and interpretation of the data. New to this issue are special chapters addressing measurement issues on women entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, as well as selected indicators on women entrepreneurship.

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Employers and own-account workers by gender

The relatively low rates of entrepreneurial activity among women represent a key concern for policy, since they signal a clear under-utilisation of entrepreneurial human capital. It is informative for policy makers to have distinct information on women and men employers (self-employed who employ others) and women and men own-account workers (self-employed working on their own). The first category is more likely to represent entrepreneurs.

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