Jovanovic (1982) cites Du Rietz (1975) as a source for

  • Survival Rates of smaller firms are smaller than for larger firms

It's his doctoral thesis, and using Swedish data. Is there any recent evidence on this for the United States?


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This is unlikely to be a published result in its own right, simply since it is publicly available here (click on the row Firm Age).

  • $\begingroup$ The question is about size dependence rather than age dependence. But anyway, both are related and your tables do not really allow to disentangle them. $\endgroup$
    – user4239
    Jun 1, 2015 at 12:45

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