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The Handbook of Gender and Work provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of the literature and knowledge about gender and work. It equips the reader with a solid understanding of where we stand on gender and work issues and what the next directions for research and assessment will be. Under the skilled leadership of editor Gary N. Powell, an outstanding group of multidisciplinary and international researchers and scholars deliver their summary and analysis of current research and their views on how gender and work intersect along a variety of societal, economic, interpersonal, and organizational paradigms.
Chapter 19: Women Entrepreneurs: Approaching a New Millennium
Women Entrepreneurs: Approaching a New Millennium
The intense interest in entrepreneurship is unprecedented (U.S. Small Business Administration, 1995, 1997). A recent Gallup poll reported that over 90% of Americans would approve if either a daughter or son started a small business (Cooper, 1998; Dennis, 1997). The daughters have been especially active. The 78% increase in the number of women-owned firms between 1987 and 1996 nearly doubled the 47% increase for all U.S. firms (National Foundation for Women Business Owners [NFWBO], 1997e, p. 1; U.S. Small Business Administration, 1997, pp. 1–2). In 1996, there were approximately 8 million women-owned businesses in the United States. They were expected soon to employ approximately 26% of the U.S. workforce, a total of 18.5 ...