The small area estimation from the Entrepreneurship in the Population (EPOP) Survey provide more precise information on entrepreneurial activities than would be available from direct survey data alone. For Year 1 of EPOP, these estimates are available at the State and Metropolitan Statistical Area levels, both overall as well as by race/ethnicity and gender subgroups.
Small area estimation “borrows strength” across domains and from additional data sources to improve inference over direct survey estimates. For EPOP, these estimates were created from EPOP survey data as well as additional information from public data sources relevant to entrepreneurship. Fay-Herriot models were used to create estimates of entrepreneurial activity for each level of geography and demographic subgroup.
To learn more, refer to the EPOP:2022 Small Area Estimation Methodology Report.
Small area estimates are available in two Excel files, which can be downloaded from the link below. Each file contains two tabs for each geographic level of estimation (State and MSA), and each tab contains overall estimates by geographic area as well as by demographic subgroups. The download includes a file with data documentation.
Based on the national EPOP Survey, the Entrepreneurship in the Population: Indiana (EPOP-IN) project focuses on experiences with and interest in entrepreneurship in Indiana. The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) conducted EPOP-IN to learn about self-employment and business formation issues specific to residents in their state. The study collected data from August to November 2022. Click here for EPOP-IN information, data, and reports about the study.
If you are interested in learning more about conducting an EPOP study at the state, regional, or local level, please contact us at EPOPresearch@norc.org.
The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) hosted its Fall Research Conference from November 17 to 19, 2022 in Washington DC. EPOP researchers conducted a pre-conference workshop.
Quentin Brummet, EPOP Principal Investigator, gave this presentation to the Outsourcing Research Network Workshop at the Harris School, University of Chicago.
NORC conducted the Entrepreneurship in the Population: Indiana (EPOP-IN) project on behalf of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). The project included both quantitative and qualitative data collection. EPOP-IN produced these reports and data: