Gupta, Vishal K.; York, Anne S.
January 2008
USASBE Conference Proceedings;2008, p1
Conference Paper
While entrepreneurial activity among women has increased over the last decade, research findings show a gender gap in terms of women's entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors. This study investigates how geographical context and age moderate the gender and entrepreneurial attitudes relationship. Our findings suggest that in rural states, the number of younger men and women intending to start businesses is increasing. However, studies show that the level of gender equality in a geographic area is related to both its support for female entrepreneurship and also its support for entrepreneurship in general. These results have implications for both government and educational policy.


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