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Table 3 Number of children and exit from business ownership among parents

From: Entrepreneurship among parents

Number of children Mothers (n = 4473) Fathers (n = 23,354) Total (n = 28,127)
Persisting entrepreneurs Discouraged entrepreneurs Persisting entrepreneurs Discouraged entrepreneurs Persisting entrepreneurs Discouraged entrepreneurs
0 66.9% 33.1% 77.7% 23.3% 74.6% 25.4%
1 73.8% 26.2% 79.0% 21.0% 78.1% 21.9%
2 74.6% 25.4% 80.6% 19.4% 79.6% 20.4%
3 75.0% 25.0% 79.5% 20.5% 78.8% 21.2%
4 72.2% 25.8% 77.4% 22.6% 76.4% 23.6%
Total 73.6% 26.4% 80.7% 19.3% 78.6% 21.4%
Chi-square 13.9** 13.5** 28.1***
  1. **p ≤ .01; ***p ≤ .001