BoE's Blanchflower on self-employment

In a speech delivered in Berlin, David Blanchflower said, "in comparison with employees the self-employed are more likely to be male; immigrants; work in construction or financial activities; hold an apprenticeship; work in London; work long hours; have high levels of job satisfaction and happiness."

Blanchflower, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, said that the likelihood of an individual being self-employed depends positively on whether they ever received an

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