Definition: Survival rate

Business demography

The survival rate of newly born enterprises in a given reference period is the number of enterprises that were born in year xx-n and survived to year xx as a percentage of all enterprises born in year xx-n.
Source:
Eurostat and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics (Edition 2007)", Methodologies and Working Papers, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2007
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