Give Women Credit

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Silver coins

A new paper by professor Erica Field and co-authors examines the apparent gender gap when it comes to entrepreneurship.

"In dual-entrepreneur households, where both a husband and wife have their own separate businesses, many women invest the money into their husband’s more profitable enterprise rather than their own. So, the woman’s business doesn’t benefit from an influx of capital into the household. But when female entrepreneurs have the only business in the home, their returns on that capital are comparable to men."