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February 2005, Vol. 128, No.2
Self-employment, entrepreneurship, and the NLSY79
Robert W. Fairlie
Associate Professor and director, M.S. Program, Applied Economics and Finance, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
Researchers have used the rich data from the 1979 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to investigate the relationship between self-employment and various job and earnings outcomes; future inquiry may afford valuable insights into other interesting consequences of self-employment.
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