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Supporting women's entrepreneurship

Nordregio has developed a policy model for supporting women's entrepreneurship in Nordic sparsely populated areas.

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Sparsely populated areas are marked by depopulation and an ageing remaining population. As employment opportunities are limited for women, self-employment is in some cases a solution for women who wish to stay in these areas. In this working paper we formulate a policy model that can be used for supporting women's entrepreneurship in the Nordic countries, with a special focus on sparsely populated and rural areas.

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