Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Björn Hekman

Attitudes of young people toward entrepreneurship

Youth Entrepreneurship Barometer 2007: Results of a representative survey of young people and teachers in Germany

  • 1. edition 2007 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Young people in Germany are open to the idea of entrepreneurship. This positive result is revealed by the data on attitudes toward entrepreneurship collected for the first time by the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Youth Entrepreneurship Barometer (YEB).

A national representative telephone survey of young people between the ages of 15 and 20 asked them about their perceptions of entrepreneurs, their willingness to go into business for themselves and what aspects of entrepreneurship they found appealing or daunting.

The YEB study is unusual in that it investigates not only young people’s opinions and needs, but also the role of schools and teachers in conveying information about entrepreneurship and imparting relevant skills to their students.