Self-Employment and the Distribution of Income

Meager N, Court G, Moralee J | Report 270 | Institute of Manpower Studies | Aug 1994

The number of self-employed people in the UK nearly doubled during the 1980s. This study is based on an extensive review of existing research and data sources about the incomes of the self-employed.

Detailed analysis of the income levels of the self-employed, and of older people who have been self-employed during their working lives, shows that the expansion of self-employment has important implications for the distribution of income in the UK.

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