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Women-Owned Businesses in the 21st Century

This report documents the changes in women-owned businesses over time, explores disparities in the characteristics of businesses owned by women as compared to those owned by men and discusses potential reasons for these disparities and the different outcomes that are associated with them. The focus is on proprietorships, partnerships, or any type of privately-held corporation with one or more owners. Publicly-held companies are not included.

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