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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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Self-employment among the youth

The gender difference in self-employment is generally visible across all age groups. In all observed OECD countries except Luxembourg, men have consistently higher self-employment rates than women for the age groups 15-24, 25-34, and 55+. For employed persons aged between 35 and 54, by contrast, the female self-employment rate exceeds the male self-employment rate in a number of countries. Though on average the self-employment rate is higher for men in this age group as well, the relative average gender difference between self-employment rates is the smallest of all age groups.

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