Gender gaps in entrepreneurship are large and persistent
Women remain substantially underrepresented as entrepreneurs. Men are two to three times more likely to own businesses with employees than women. Little has changed since 2000, when the picture was very similar; only in a few countries has the gap significantly narrowed, namely Chile, Korea and Mexico.
The most striking difference between men and women in entrepreneurship is the scale of their business operations. Self-employed women earn much less than men. In all countries, the gender gap in earnings from self-employment is greater than the wage gap; typically, women work on average fewer hours in their businesses.