Read “Where are the Women Entrepreneurs? Business Ownership Growth Across the Urban Landscape.” on Economic Inquiry.
- The results indicate that there are important characteristic and behavioral differences between the male and female populations in each county that affect regional changes in business ownership for each gender.
- For example, a large share of college graduates is most conducive to both male- and female-owned businesses, though the effect is much larger for men.
- The results makes clear that policies aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship will affect men and women differently, particularly those related to education levels and household issues such as marriage and children.
Contributors: Conroy, Tessa and Stephan Weiler.