• Business Demography of Sole Proprietorships in Japan

    Mikio Suga

    Abstract: At first sight, the idea of basing business demography statistics on the Labour Force Survey (LFS) seems strange because the LFS is a survey of households and is not a longitudinal survey. However, its use is possible because self-employed workers are also sole proprietors and entry and cessation can be identified using items from the special questionnaire of the LFS. In this study, business demography indicators such as entry and cessation rates were calculated using custom-made tables supplied by the LFS and were compared with accounting data on sales or profits from the Unincorporated Enterprise Survey.

    Keywords: Labour Force Survey, sole proprietorships, self-employed worker, entry rate, cessation rate, Unincorporated Enterprise Survey.

    Pages: 107 – 121 | Full PDF Paper