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Dieter Bögenhold and Uwe Fachinger

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Dieter Bögenhold and Uwe Fachinger

Business ownership and self-employment are increasing dramatically among women, raising the question of motives behind this development. Is it driven by necessity, or does it reflect new modes of labour market integration and a strategy for women to achieve a better work–life balance? Combining conceptual thoughts with the exploitation of German Microcensus data over the period 1989–2009, Dieter Bögenhold and Uwe Fachinger explore the possible influence of personal, household and labour market characteristics in a family context on the probability of being self-employed. The labour market integration of women through self-employment appears highly contextual, with the occurrence of multiple factors related to the family life.

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Dieter Bögenhold, Jarna Heinonen and Elisa Akola

Dieter Bögenhold, Jarna Heinonen and Elisa Akola explore the overlapping areas of entrepreneurship, self-employment and professions. Their study presents empirical findings obtained from a unique Finnish survey including freelance journalists, translators and interpreters, and artists at the blurred boundaries between waged work and entrepreneurship. The manifestations of entrepreneurship vary, reflecting the work and the labor market situation within these professions. Many different socioeconomic situations can be found ‘in between’, which are driven by different social logics. In such circumstances, the term ‘entrepreneurship’ can be misused when it is used indiscriminately and, therefore, can easily generate myths and stereotypes, which are challenged by the study.