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Title: Poverty among self-employed business-people in a rich country: a misunderstood and distinct reality
Authors: Lambrecht, Johan ×
Beens, Ellen #
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Norfolk State University
Series Title: Journal of developmental entrepreneurship vol:10 issue:3 pages:205-222
Abstract: The article studies poverty among self-employed businesspeople in a rich country, Belgium Existing research on self-employment income, compared with income of employees, has made clear that self-employed have a higher probability of falling in the lowest income groups and that there is a distinct self-employment effect. Our findings for Belgium show that approximately one quarter of those who are self-employed in their main occupation are living below the poverty line. We also confirm findings reported in the literature that income distribution among self-employed people is very unequal. It appears from our qualitative findings that poverty among self-employed businesspeople is something distinct from other forms of poverty. Several factors can cause self-employed businesspeople to end up in poverty. As a result, poverty is a multifaceted problem. Policy recommendations are formulated to prevent and combat poverty among self-employed businesspeople.
ISSN: 1084-9467
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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