Why have you chosen to be self-employeed?
Source: Danskernes Økonomiske Tryghed 2019. Survey among 500 Danish self-employed done by YouGov march 2019.
Self employed are driven by a desire to have freedom and flexibility and they enjoy their work much more that people generally do. On the other hand, almost half of those self-employed fear that their business will go down if they fall ill. This is the conclusion of a survey published by Danske Bank in its 2019 report on the financial confidence of people in Denmark.
A full 39 per cent of those who are self-employed have no desire to change their work life. For the population in general, that number is only 11 per cent. On top of this, people who are self-employed are also generally financially confident and have a more positive view of their own financial outlook than other people in Denmark have.Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen
Private economist, Danske Bank