Entrepreneurs as a percentage of the total employed population, by gender, 2000-10

Notes: OECD unweighted average. Entrepreneurs are defined as women and men who run a business and employ others. Official statistics on self-employment in the United States exclude the self-employed who incorporated their business. In this dataset, both unincorporated and incorporated self-employed women and men are included. Statistics on the number of incorporated self-employed are available for the full time series, but without distinction between those with employees and those without. The percentage of incorporated self-employed men and women who have employees is only available for 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005 from the Contingent and Alternative Work Arrangements Surveys. For the missing years between 1996 and 2004, this percentage has been derived through linear interpolation. For the years 2006 to 2011, the percentage for 2005 has been used. Statistics for 2007 in Brazil are not available from published tabulations, the numbers in the series for this year are imputed as average of 2008 and 2006 data. The full series can be reconstructed from PNAD microdata.

Information on data for Israel: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888932315602.

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Source: EUROSTAT Labour Force Survey, US Current Population Survey, and national statistical offices (accessed February 2012).

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