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Title The reemergence of self-employment : a comparative study of self-employment dynamics and social inequality / edited by Richard Arum and Walter Muller.

Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  331.12 REEM GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Self-Employment Dynamics in Advanced Economies / Walter Muller, Richard Arum 1 -- Chapter 2 Trends in Self-Employment in Germany: Different Types, Different Developments? / Henning Lohmann, Silvia Luber 36 -- Chapter 3 Entries and Exits from Self-Employment in France over the Last Twenty Years / Thomas Amosse, Dominique Goux 75 -- Chapter 4 Dutch Self-Employment between 1980 and 1997 / Boris F. Blumberg, Paul M. de Graaf 104 -- Chapter 5 Self-Employment in the United Kingdom during the 1980s and 1990s / Nigel Meager, Peter Bates 135 -- Chapter 6 Entrepreneurs and Laborers: Two Sides of Self-Employment Activity in the United States / Richard Arum 170 -- Chapter 7 Self-Employment in Australia, 1980-1999 / M.D.R. Evans, Joanna Sikora 203 -- Chapter 8 Winners or Losers? Entry and Exit into Self-Employment in Hungary: 1980s and 1990s / Peter Robert, Erzsebet Bukodi 245 -- Chapter 9 Three Forms of Emergent Self-Employment in Post-Soviet Russia: Entry and Exit Patterns by Gender / Theodore P. Gerber 277 -- Chapter 10 Self-Employment in Italy: Scaling the Class Barriers / Paolo Barbieri, Ivano Bison 310 -- Chapter 11 Entry into and Exit from Self-Employment in Japan / Hiroshi Ishida 348 -- Chapter 12 On One's Own: Self-Employment Activity in Taiwan / Wei-hsin Yu, Kuo-Hsien Su 388 -- Chapter 13 Reemergence of Self-Employment: Comparative Findings and Empirical Propositions / Richard Arum, Walter Muller 426.
Summary This book presents results of a cross-national research project on self-employment in eleven advanced economies and demonstrates how and why the practice is reemerging in modern societies. While traditional forms of self-employment, such as skilled crafts work and shop keeping, are in decline, they are being replaced by self-employment in both professional and unskilled occupations. Differences in self-employment across societies depend on the extent to which labor markets are regulated and the degree to which intergenerational family relationships are a primary factor structuring social organization. For each of the eleven countries analyzed, the book highlights the extent to which social background, educational attainment, work history, family status, and gender affect the likelihood that an individual will enter -- and continue -- a particular type of self-employment. While involvement with self-employment is becoming more common, it is occurring for individuals in activities that are more diverse, unstable, and transitory than in years past.
Other author Arum, Richard.
Müller, Walter, 1942-
Subject Self-employed.
Social status.
ISBN 069111756X (cl : alk. paper)
0691117578 (paperback: alk. paper)