Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

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Leora F. Klapper; Simon C. Parker;
(2011)
  • Publisher: World Bank
  • Journal: The World Bank Research Observer,volume 26,issue 2 8,pages237-257
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/wbro/lkp032
  • Subject: profitability | microfinance | business survival | woman | economic activity | Gender | women entrepreneurs | female entrepreneurship | access to finance | International Bank | gender differences | property rights | business entry | female entrepreneurs | discrimination | gender gap | collateral | gender discrimination | access to credit | shadow economy

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned firms heavily prevailing over firms owned by women in many parts of the world. T... View more
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