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

Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky
2015 unpublished
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 in entrepreneurship research. Linked employer-employee data provides 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 investigate
more » ... many questions that owner-level or firm-level data cannot easily answer 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.
doi:10.3386/w21639 fatcat:45wcf7bhpbenznk777ddvbksbu