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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. 
E-mail: fairlie@ucsc.edu

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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