Working for yourself could make you happier
Apr 14, 2006 - 10:27:37 PM

Being self-employed could make you happier than working for employers, says a study.

Researchers at the University of Durham found that people who run their own businesses have flexibility and independence and enjoy far greater job satisfaction, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.

Self-employed workers who were successful in their 60s were less likely to retire, he said.

"We found that greater, or potentially greater, earnings around retirement age decreases the probability of retirement of the self-employed," researcher Simon Parker said.

"Gender, health and family circumstances appear to have little bearing on their retirement decisions." Even the job may be long on hours and short on pay but they enjoy it, the study said.

Young people should be the target for government schemes to encourage entrepreneurship, the researchers suggest.

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