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The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research

Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky

Chapter in NBER book Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges (2017), John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar, editors (p. 433 - 462)
Conference held December 16-17, 2014
Published in September 2017 by University of Chicago Press
© 2017 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

In this paper, we highlight the potential for linked employer-employee data to be used in entrepreneurship research, describing new data on business start-ups, their founders and early employees, and providing examples of how they can be used to study the dynamics of new firms. Linked employer-employee data provide a unique perspective on new business creation by combining information on the business, workforce, and individual. By combining data on both workers and firms, linked data can answer many questions that owner-level or firm-level data cannot easily address alone - such as composition of the workforce at start-ups and their role in explaining business dynamics, the flow of workers across new and established firms, and the employment paths of the business owners themselves.

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This chapter first appeared as NBER working paper w21639, The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research, Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky
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