Date Added: Oct 2009
There's a tendency for policy makers and the media to argue that entrepreneurship is growing among women. In fact, many publications present data that compares the numbers of women business owners or self-employed over time to show that the numbers are on the rise. Take, for example, how the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration presents data on self-employment among women in its 2009 Small Business Economy publication (link). The chart shows the number of male and female self-employed in 2000 and 2007 and the percentage change in the number for each between the two years.