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Alina Sorgner
John Cabot University
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#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 47
#2Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 4
Last.Michael Wyrwich (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 10
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Abstract This paper investigates whether the relationship between a person's occupational status and well-being differs across countries with varying institutional contexts. We find that the relationship between job and life satisfaction of self-employed people as well as of paid employees varies considerably across countries. Our results indicate that entrepreneurship-friendly institutions in a country are conducive to the well-being of those who are self-employed. Remarkably, the quality of en...
#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 47
#2Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 4
Last.Michael Wyrwich (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 10
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This paper analyzes the role of different types of institutions, such as entre- preneurship-facilitating entry conditions, labor market regulations, quality of government, and perception of corruption for individual well-being among self-employed and paid employed individuals. Well-being is operationalized by job and life satisfaction of individuals in 32 European countries measured by data from EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). We find that institutions never affected bot...
#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 47
#2Alina Sorgner (IfW: Kiel Institute for the World Economy)H-Index: 4
Last.Evguenii Zazdravnykh (HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTThis paper investigates the persistence of self-employment in the districts of Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave, between 1925 and 2010. The area experienced a number of disruptive historical shocks during this period. This setting rules out the fact that the persistence of self-employment can be explained by the persistence of institutions and culture. Nevertheless, a high level of persistence of industry-specific self-employment rates is found. It is argued that a historical tradition of ...
Despite the headway the world has experienced over the last couple of years in terms of a substantial increase in digital access; there are still significant challenges to overcome in ensuring women are included in the transformation to a digital society, which in turn will enhance productivity and social development. Efforts to increase internet adoption access through broadband plans and legislative reforms have yielded improvements in use and adoption. However, there is still a stark and perv...
#1Michael FritschH-Index: 47
#2Alina SorgnerH-Index: 4
Last.Michael WyrwichH-Index: 10
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This paper investigates the relationship between job satisfaction and age for self-employed persons as compared to paid employees. While, on average, there are higher levels of job satisfaction in self-employment as compared to paid employment, we find that an individual's age is an important moderator in this relationship. Specifically, the probability of the self-employed to experience high levels of job satisfaction is quite similar across all age cohorts, but the job satisfaction of paid emp...
#1Alina Sorgner (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 4
#2Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 47
We investigate the relationship between characteristics of an occupation-specific environment and the decision of employees to start an own business. A relatively high occupation-specific unemployment risk and high earnings risk are conducive to opt for self-employment. Also, occupations that are characterized by high self-employment rates foster entrepreneurial choice among their employees. The results suggest that career choices of future entrepreneurs are driven by different motivations than ...
Digitalization offers a variety of opportunities for female empowerment and for a more equal female participation in labor markets, financial markets, and entrepreneurship. Currently, digitalization seems to favor female labor force, since women face on average lower risk of being replaced by machines, as compared to men. Women's often superior social skills represent a comparative advantage in the digital age, and this is particularly so when social skills are complemented with higher education...
#1Alina Sorgner (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 4
#2Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 47
Last.Alexander S. KritikosH-Index: 2
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Based on representative micro data for Germany, we compare the incomes of self-employed with those of wage workers. Our results show that the median self-employed entrepreneur with employees earns significantly more than the median salaried employee, while the median solo entrepreneur earns less. However, solo entrepreneurship pays for those with a university entrance degree but no further professional qualification as well as for those who were in the upper percentiles of the income distributio...
#1Alina SorgnerH-Index: 4
New and emerging technologies pose a serious challenge for the future of employment. As machines learn to accomplish increasingly complex production tasks, the concern arises that automation will wipe out a great number of jobs. This paper investigates the relationship between the risk posed by the automation of jobs and individual-level occupational mobility using a representative German household survey. It provides an overview of current trends and developments on the labor markets due to the...
#1Alina SorgnerH-Index: 4
#2Eckhardt BodeH-Index: 12
Last.Alicia RobbH-Index: 20
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This study investigates how the digital revolution, which is characterized by artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and mobile robotics, will affect gender equality in G20 countries, and how governments and non-governmental initiatives may exploit the new digital technologies to narrow these gender gaps in the future. The study focuses on four areas to derive its policy recommendations. First, it assesses if digital technologies will affect gender equality in the foreseeable future ...
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