Chart 2
Selected gender-based differences prior to entry into business-ownership (averages, 2006 to 2015)

Entrants who were self-employed (1) Share of partners who worked in same firm as the entrant (2) Share of entrants with experience in the same industry as the business owned (3) 0 10 20 30 40 50 % MenMen WomenWomen
(1)
One year prior to entry. Self-employed business owners are unincorporated business owners.
(2)
During the five years prior to entry. For each entrant with at least one partner, it is determined whether the entrant and the partners worked in the same firms over each of the five years preceeding entry. The proportion is established by dividing the number of partners who worked in the same firms as the entrant over the total number of partners the entrant has.
(3)
During the five years prior to entry.
Note(s):
All differences are significant at 1%.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, authors' calculations.

Chart description


This is a bar clustered chart.

Selected gender-based differences prior to entry into business-ownership (averages, 2006 to 2015), %
  Men Women
Entrants who were self-employed (1) 39.94 35.10
Share of partners who worked in same firm as the entrant (2) 33.46 29.31
Share of entrants with experience in the same industry as the business owned (3) 36.64 31.14
(1)
One year prior to entry. Self-employed business owners are unincorporated business owners.
(2)
During the five years prior to entry. For each entrant with at least one partner, it is determined whether the entrant and the partners worked in the same firms over each of the five years preceeding entry. The proportion is established by dividing the number of partners who worked in the same firms as the entrant over the total number of partners the entrant has.
(3)
During the five years prior to entry.
Note(s):
All differences are significant at 1%.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, authors' calculations.
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