Entrepreneurship and gender : differential access to finance and divergent business value. / Sauer, Robert M.; Wiesemeyer, Katharina.

In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 34, No. 4, 19.09.2018, p. 584-596.

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Entrepreneurship and gender : differential access to finance and divergent business value. / Sauer, Robert M.; Wiesemeyer, Katharina.

In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 34, No. 4, 19.09.2018, p. 584-596.

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title = "Entrepreneurship and gender: differential access to finance and divergent business value",
abstract = "In this paper we examine differences in access to finance and business value by gender. Using recent data from the German Socio-Economic Panel, instrumented linear probability models show that an increase in personal wealth substantially affects the probability of being a business owner only among females. This is indicative of differential access to finance by gender. Among business owners, fixed-effects regressions reveal that obtaining a bank loan increases mean total business value more for females than for males. Thus, possession of a bank loan appears to be a critical factor in explaining the business value gender gap.",
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