The sociological distinction between capitalists or entrepreneurs and employees selling their wage-labour is clouded in most classifications of employment status, as employers are classified by their specific legal status, as employees of their own incorporated companies; however, some countries ignore the legal status in favour of the social reality. Practice varies because this concept is not wholly defined by the economic framework that dominates labour-market statistics.
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