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July 2004, Vol. 127, No. 7
Self-employment among older U.S. workers
Lynn A. Karoly
Senior Economist, RAND.
The 1990s showed a downward trend in self-employment rates, however, the fact that self-employment rates rise at older ages and that the baby-boom cohort is approaching retirement suggests that demographics alone may halt or reverse that trend.
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