There are already representative findings for the new self-employed economic sector in Vienna, concerning socio-demography, income, workload, circumstances and employment situation of these persons. Little light has however been shed on the employment effect of this type of occupation, on the sustainability of the business establishment processes and on the need for support or assistance, during the establishment of enterprises by new self-employed persons. Furthermore, only nationwide data on business size and branches of the new self-employed are currently available. This survey aimed at resolving these information gaps. In the scope of a representative questioning of new self-employed persons in Vienna, missing specifications were compiled and analysed against the background of the survey results of a comparison group of commercial micro- and small businesses.
Team: Edith Enzenhofer, Andreas Riesenfelder, Petra Wetzel
Client: Vienna Municipal Council, MA 27