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Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016

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This publication presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. The 2016 edition introduces data from a new online small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) survey prepared by Facebook in co-operation with the OECD and the World Bank. It also features a special chapter on SME productivity, and indicators to monitor gender gaps in entrepreneurship.

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Birth rate of enterprises

Start-ups with employees, i.e. the group of employer enterprises that are up to two years old, represent between 20% and 35% of all employing firms in the OECD area. In a majority of countries, this proportion decreased significantly between 2006 and 2013, and particularly so in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain. The falling share of start-ups was mainly due to the decline in birth rates rather than to the decrease in survival rates of enterprises in their first two years of life.

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