Tomorrow's entrepreneurs have few opportunities to learn necessary skills
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- About half of all racial and ethnic minority students (50%) say they plan to start their own business, compared with 37% of white students, according to recent findings from the Gallup-Hope Index.
The results are based on a telephone survey conducted Oct. 18-30, 2013, with a nationally representative sample of 1,009 U.S. students in grades 5-12.
Older Students Less Likely Than Younger Ones to Have Entrepreneurial Intentions
Students' desire to start their own business is lower among high schoolers than middle schoolers, and, more generally, decreases with each grade level. Roughly half of students in grades 5-8 (51%) say they plan to start their own business, compared with a third (33%) of those in grades 9-12.
This research comes from the newly released Gallup-HOPE Index national report on youth economic energy.