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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