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Small Business Retirement Plan Availability
and Worker Participation
Kathryn Kobe, Economic Consulting Services, LLC; Washington, D.C. 20036
2009. 65 pages. Under contract no. SBAHQ-06-M-0477.

This report was developed under a contract with the Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, and contains information and analysis that was reviewed and edited by officials of the Office of Advocacy. However, the final conclusions of the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Advocacy.

Saving for Retirement: A Look at Small Business Owners
An Office of Advocacy Working Paper
by Jules H. Lichtenstein [56] pages.

Determinants of Growth in Entrepreneurship
Across U.S. Labor Markets, 1970-2006
Tami Gurley-Calvez, West Virginia University; George W. Hammond, West Virginia University;
Eric C. Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 2010. 71 pages.
Under contract no SBAHQ-08-M-0462.

July 2010
No. 366
Small Business and Self-Employment
as Income Mobility Mechanisms
Bradley R. Schiller, Capitol Research, Inc.
2010 [24 pages]. Under contract no. SBAHQ-08-M-0455

August 2010
No. 367
A Longitudinal Analysis of Early Self-employment in the NLSYs
Yasuyo Abe and Hannah Betesh, Berkeley Policy Associates and A. Rupa Datta, NORC at University of Chicago 2010 [69 pages]. Under Contract SBAHQ-08-M-0470

August 2010
No. 368
Gender and Establishment Dynamics, 2002-2006
Ying Lowrey, Office of Advocacy, 2010 [48] pages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Small business owners and their representatives have nominated 38 existing regulatory requirements as candidates for review and reform. The nominations came in response to the second year of the Office of Advocacy’s long-term Regulatory Review and Reform (r3) initiative.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration saved American small businesses $10.7 billion in foregone regulatory costs in fiscal year 2008, by helping federal agencies comply with the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The RFA requires agencies to analyze the economic impact of proposed regulations on small entities and consider less burdensome alternatives that still reach the agencies’ regulatory goals.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A better market for U.S. exports was the highlight of the fading economy of 2007, according to The Small Business Economy report released today by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. Small businesses, like other firms, faced growing challenges, as housing starts fell and energy prices increased. A year that showed strong growth in the second and third quarters ended with fourth quarter growth down an annualized 0.2 percent.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Self-employed women are able to spend more time with their children and families, compared to their wage-and-salary earning counterparts, according to a study released today by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The study finds that self-employed women spend about 3.5 more hours per week in household activities than wage-and-salary earning women do, and six more hours than men do.

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