Entrepreneurship and Job Creation and Education & Workforce Development and Small Business

Teens not as eager to go it alone in biz

November 24, 2008
In its seventh annual "Teens and Entrepreneurship" poll, Junior Achievement has found that 13- to 18-year-olds are less interested in starting their own businesses than they were a year ago.

Last year, 67 percent of teens indicated an interest in entrepreneurship; in 2008 that number declined to 60 percent-perhaps as a result of the stagnating economy.

Teens cited "unemployment," "possibility of recession" and "the federal budget deficit" as the top three economic threats. But in a show of optimism, 53 percent predicted they would be better off financially than their parents.

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