The present article identifies a societal and scholarly neglect for the field of small business ownership and health. We address health capital and its spillover effects and briefly outline a research program discriminating between pathogenic (negative for health) and salutogenic (positive for health) effects for a small business owner’s working life.

Entrepreneurship, Health, Salutogenesis, Small business owners, Well-being
Welfare and Poverty: General (jel I30), Entrepreneurship (jel L26),
Small Business Economics: an entrepreneurship journal
Department of Applied Economics

Torrès, O, & Thurik, A.R. (2018). Small business owners and health. Small Business Economics: an entrepreneurship journal, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s11187-018-0064-y