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dc.creatorLakemann, Tabea 
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T20:01:13Z
dc.date.available2018-08-08T20:01:13Z
dc.date.created2018-05-28
dc.date.issued2018 
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/18268
dc.descriptionDue to small firm sizes and inter-linkages between household and business finances, small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries are inherently vulnerable to temporary and per-manent income shortfalls, and hence household poverty. While the ILO generally defines self-employment without employees as vulnerable employment, little empirical research has beendone on the extent to which the self-employed are indeed vulnerable. This paper makes twomain contributions: first, it operationalises the concept of vulnerability in the context of self-employment in developing countries by defining vulnerability as the risk of having businessincome below a living wage threshold. Secondly, it investigates the extent and correlates ofvulnerability. Using a balanced entrepreneur panel dataset from Kampala, Uganda, it is shownthat the self-employed are heterogeneous with respect to vulnerability and observed earnings:while close to 70% of the sample are vulnerable and mostly earn incomes below the threshold,about 30% are non-vulnerable and mostly earn incomes above the living wage. Vulnerable en-trepreneurs are shown to be significantly different from non-vulnerable entrepreneurs in severaldimensions, including those that do not directly predict income.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 2.5 Colombia
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/co/
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.subjectMicro y pequeñas empresas
dc.subjectVulnerabilidad a la pobreza
dc.subjectUganda
dc.subjectAuto-empleo
dc.subjectProductividad firme
dc.subjectGénero
dc.subjectEmprendimiento femenino
dc.subject.ddcProducción 
dc.subject.lembMicroempresas
dc.subject.lembAutoempleo
dc.subject.lembEmprendimiento
dc.subject.lembCongresos, conferencias, etc.
dc.titleHow vulnerable are the self-employed? Evidence from Uganda
dc.typeconferenceObject
dc.subject.keywordMicro and small enterprises
dc.subject.keywordVulnerability to poverty
dc.subject.keywordUganda
dc.subject.keywordSelf-employment
dc.subject.keywordFirm productivity
dc.subject.keywordGender
dc.subject.keywordFemale entrepreneurship.
dc.publisher.otherUniversidad del Rosario. Facultad de Economía
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de conferencia
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto Completo)
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.contributor.eventThe Economics of Informality Conference 2018


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