The Effects of Entrepreneurship Education

Kristian Nielsen received funding from the Spar Nord Foundation to investigate the effects of entrepreneurship education on the future career trajectories of individuals.
Existing empirical studies suffer from either potential selection bias or limited available outcome variables (e.g. intended entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial self-efficacy). The study is based on Danish register data from Statistics Denmark, and the effects of entrepreneurship education are analysed with regard to: (1) actual new venture formation; (2) earnings in regular employment; and (3) career choices, which indirectly may influence new venture formation later. The findings allow for a more accurate and broader evaluation of the effects of entrepreneurship education of interest to students, teachers and researchers as well as policy makers.