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Who Values The Status Of The Entrepreneur?

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Executive Summary

Parker and Van Praag (2009) showed, based on theory, that the group status of the profession 'Entrepreneurship' shapes people's occupational preferences and thus their choice behavior. The current paper focuses on the determinants and consequences of the group status of a profession, entrepreneurship in particular. If the group status of entrepreneurship is related to individual choice behavior, it is policy relevant to better understand this relationship and the determinants of the status of the entrepreneur. For reasons outlined in the introduction, this paper focuses on (800) students in the Netherlands.

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