Do Small Businesses Create More Jobs? New Evidence for Europe

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Jan de Kok; Gerrit de Wit;
(2013)

In this paper we argue why, in our view, the so-called dynamic classification method should be favored when determining the contribution of small businesses towards job creation. First, it is the only method that consistently attributes job creation or loss to the size ... View more
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    Total (C-I, K) 3.1% 1.6% 1.3% 1.0% 1.8%

    The non-financial business economy of the EU includes sections C -I and K of the NACE rev. 1.1 classification of economic activities. The wholesale and retail trade (G) includes repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods.

    Source: Own calculations, based on the database for the Annual Report 2009 (for the years 2002-2004) and the database for the Annual Report 2010/2011 (for the years 2005-2008).

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