Higher levels of the male sex hormone testosterone are associated with being self-employed, according to Australian research.
The scientists found an increase in total testosterone, which is associated with so-called manly traits such as strength and dominance, increases the probability of self-employment by 10%.
The study, published in the journal Economics & Human Biology, looked at the link between testosterone levels and self-employment in men.
Results showed that there is a positive association between testosterone levels and self-employment, revealing that an increase in total testosterone increases the probability of self-employment by 10%.
The researchers , including Sean Martin from the University of Adelaide, used data on 1,199 Australian males.
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