‘Fifty is the new thirty’: ageing well and start-up activities

T. Kautonen, M. Minniti

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This article examines the impact of ageing well on the employment behaviour of ageing workers. We focus on start-up activities because doing so circumvents potential constraints on labour market participation imposed by statutory retirement and employer practices. Using Finnish survey data, we find a positive and significant relationship between ageing well and the likelihood of engaging in start-up activities for individuals in their late forties and throughout their fifties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1164
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Nov 2 2014


  • age
  • business start-up
  • employment
  • subjective age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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