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The Effect of Ability on Young Men's Self-Employment Decision: Evidence from the NELS
Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2012
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Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society
Volume 51, Issue 4, pages 916–935, October 2012
How to Cite
Eren, O. and Sula, O. (2012), The Effect of Ability on Young Men's Self-Employment Decision: Evidence from the NELS. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 51: 916–935. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2012.00706.x
- Issue online: 16 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2012
Using the National Educational Longitudinal Study data, we examine the role of pre-market abilities on young men's self-employment decision. Our results indicate that cognitive and non-cognitive abilities are two important, in opposing directions, predictors of self-employment. We also find that cognitive and non-cognitive abilities may differ in their malleability with the latter being more malleable during adolescence.