Is entrepreneurship a route out of deprivation?

Frankish, Julian S, Roberts, Richard G, Coad, Alex and Storey, David J (2014) Is entrepreneurship a route out of deprivation? Regional Studies, 48 (6). pp. 1090-1107. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

This paper investigates whether entrepreneurship constitutes a route out of deprivation for those living in deprived areas. The measure of income/wealth used is based on an analysis of improvements in an individual's residential address. The data consist of information on over 800 000 individuals, and come from the customer records of a major UK bank. Comparing business owners with non-owners, the results suggest that the benefits of business ownership are found across the wealth distribution. Hence, entrepreneurship can be a route out of deprivation.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 14:36
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58713

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