Eurofound report on Youth entrepreneurship
The report provides an overview of youth entrepreneurship in the context of the European policy agenda and individual Member States. It looks at factors that influence the decision to become self-employed and examines the individual and social attitudes of young people towards entrepreneurship, comparing Europe with other comparable parts of the world. The report shows that almost half of young Europeans are interested in becoming entrepreneurs, and over 40% believe it is feasible. However, only 6.5% of young people in work are self-employed, and there are significant national and gender differences in Europe when it comes to the amount of young people that actually set up their own business.