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May 1987, Vol. 110, No. 5
On their own: the self-employed
and others in private business
Sheldon E. Haber
Professor of economics, The George Washington University
Enrique J. Lamas
Economic statistician, Bureau of the Census
Jules H. Lichtenstein
Chief, Applied Policy Branch, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
The Survey of Income and Program Participation provides new information not found in the Current Population Survey about business owners, including data on incorporated and side businesses, earnings of owners, and the number of persons they employ.
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