Working Papers

Mobility and Entrepreneurship in Ecuador: A Pseudo-Panel Approach

AUTHOR(s): Ordeñana, Xavier , Villa, Ramon
PUBLISHED: July 2012
RELATED TOPICS: Poverty Reduction and Labor


Does entrepreneurship contribute to improving social mobility in Ecuador? This paper constructs a pseudo-panel to analyze the dynamic effect of entrepreneurship on Ecuadorian household incomes during the period 2002-2010. Using three estimation scenarios, the paper finds a significant level of unconditional mobility and an important effect of entrepreneurship (conditional mobility).

Related Research by JEL Codes:
(or click here to find research by JEL Codes)
  • Latin American Middle-Class Entrepreneurs and their Firms: A Regional View and International Comparison
    Working Papers
    IDB-WP-314 - July 2012

    Based on a cross-country comparison of dynamic new firms, this paper attempts to characterize Latin American middle-class entrepreneurs and their firms. In general, Latin American middle-class entrepreneurs tend to face more difficult conditions in terms of resources and skills acquisition than those belonging to more affluent social strata. They tend to have earlier exposure to business experienc ... (View publication)

  • Middle-Class Entrepreneurship and the Effect of Social Capital
    Working Papers
    IDB-WP-318 - July 2012

    This paper surveys Ecuadorian entrepreneurs to ascertain the differences between middle-class and upper-class entrepreneurs and identify the variables associated with the “success” of a business. The paper also explores the variables that can determine the probability of upward intergenerational mobility. The paper finds that, although the level of social capital among Ecuadorian entrepreneurs is ... (View publication)

  • Female Corporate Leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean Region: Representation and Firm-Level Outcomes
    Working Papers
    IDB-WP-655 - January 2016

    This paper collects an original database of publicly listed companies to determine prevailing gender ratios among board members and executives in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC). Women are as under-represented in LAC as in the United States, but much less so in the Caribbean. It is then estimated whether companies with women board members are more likely to appoint women executive ... (View publication)

Hello, Welcome to the IDB!

Please join our mailing list by simply entering your email below.