Female Entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex County A General Profile with Significant Differences of Opinion as a Function of Industry-Type and Age of Firk Categorizations
Windsor (Ontario), Essex County (Ontario), Entrepreneurs, Women
Female entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in North America due to two distinct yet interrelated sociological issues - increased labour force involvement and higher level of education attainment. Historically women did not work outside the home, or if they did, they were in traditionally female-oriented jobs such as nursing or secretarial. Forerunners of entrepreneurial businesses such as in-home private babysitting, private housekeeping services and hobby related activities, although they generated income, were rarely claimed for tax purposes and therefore went unrecognized in proprietorship statistics.
University of Windsor