A Longitudinal Analysis of Young Entrepreneurs in Canada

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November 2000

Evangelia Papadaki, Industry Canada
Jan Patenaude, Statistics Canada
Hélène Roberge, Statistics Canada
Emile Tompa, Statistics Canada

It has long been the belief that small business is the engine of economic expansion. The recent increases in self-employment in many developed countries have further reinforced this belief. Canada, in particular, has experienced an unprecedented growth of job creation in the self-employment sector over the last decade.