Women’s Entrepreneurship: closing the gender gap in access to financial and other services and in social entrepreneurship

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This study explores differences between men and women entrepreneurs and
social entrepreneurs. It explores the barriers and discriminatory effects that
hinder women’s entrepreneurship, including access to finance in the European
Union. The study includes four case studies covering the situation in the Czech
Republic, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels (BE)
PublisherEuropean Parliament
Commissioning bodyEuropean Parliament, Policy Department C: Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs
Number of pages59
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-823-7521-1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015


  • social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, gender, gender differences, finance constraints, access to finance, business creation, business growth

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