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Table 3 Reasons for self-employment

From: Transitions between informal and formal employment: results from a worker survey in Bangladesh

Reason %
Because I was unable to find other work 17.9
Because I wanted independence / be my own boss 45.9
Because I wanted to have flexible working hours 4.5
Because I wanted higher income 12.2
Because I wanted to be close to home 3.2
Because parents, relatives or friends have their own business 6.4
Because I wanted to grow professionally 1.8
Because I wanted to have job security 0.3
Because family members wanted me to work in the business 3.7
Other 4.3
Total 100.0
  1. Note: Reported reasons for self-employment among self-employed individuals
  2. Sampling weights are applied