Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland

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dc.contributor.author Brixiova, Zuzana
dc.contributor.author Kangoye, Thierry
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T10:23:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T10:23:29Z
dc.date.copyright Brixiová, Z., Kangoye, T. (2015). Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland. A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 155. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.date.issued 2015-09
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-928281-16-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/788
dc.description The authors thank Mina Baliamoune, Zoroabel Bicaba, Phindile Dlamini, Nomusa Dlamini-Tibane, Thandy Khumalo, Wenli Li, Zodwa Mabuza, Neil Rankin and Audrey Verdier-Chouchane for discussions and contributions at various stages of this paper. Earlier versions were presented at the 2014 ASSA Meetings (Philadelphia) and at the African Development Bank. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect views of their respective institutions of affiliation. This was paper was also published as IZA Discussion Paper No. 9273 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper contributes to closing a knowledge gap on gender, entrepreneurship and development by linking the entrepreneurial productivity to start-up capital and skills. The empirical analysis of a survey of entrepreneurs in Swaziland confirmed the importance of start-up capital for sales. Women entrepreneurs have smaller start-up capital and are less likely to fund it from the formal sector than their men counterparts, pointing to a possible room for policy interventions. Further, business training is positively associated with sales performance of men entrepreneurs, but has no effect on women. However, this does not call for abolishing training programs for women entrepreneurs. Instead their design and targeting should be revisited. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Saldru Working Paper;155
dc.subject Gender and entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject Start-up capital en_US
dc.subject Skills en_US
dc.subject Training en_US
dc.subject Multivariate analysis en_US
dc.title Gender and Constraints to Entrepreneurship in Africa: New Evidence from Swaziland en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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