The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014

Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe

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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014 is the second edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship, and on its barriers, by target social groups across the European Union. Inclusive entrepreneurship involves business start-ups and self-employment activities that contribute to economic growth and social inclusion - notably of youth, women, seniors, immigrants and the unemployed. In addition to inspiring policy practices, this issue contains special thematic chapters on entrepreneurship by ethnic minorities, pro-entrepreneurship welfare support systems and support for entrepreneurship from unemployment.

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Social security and inclusive entrepreneurship,

Social security systems can influence business creation decisions even though their overall objectives do not normally include the promotion of entrepreneurship. The costs and benefits of social security for the employed and the self-employed differ and this often has the effect of lower levels of coverage for the self-employed. This chapter considers the ways in which social security affects inclusive entrepreneurship and the policy approaches which have been made to mitigate perverse effects of social security systems on self-employment and business creation.

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