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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

Policies for Self-employment and Entrepreneurship

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The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 is the third edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship. Inclusive entrepreneurship involves business start-up and self-employment activities that contribute to social inclusion as well as to economic growth, covering entrepreneurship activities by social groups such as youth, women, seniors, immigrants and the unemployed. The report contains data on the scale and scope of entrepreneurship and self-employment activities across EU Member States by social target groups, as well as the barriers they face. The report also contains special thematic chapters on supporting growth for entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and under-represented groups, effective coaching and mentoring, and the role of public procurement in supporting inclusive entrepreneurship. Each thematic chapter discusses current policy issues and challenges, and makes recommendations for EU policy makers. The report also provides inspiring policy-practice examples from each of the 28 EU Members.

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Self-employment and entrepreneurship by seniors

Data on self-employment and entrepreneurship activities by older people (50-64 years old) are presented in this chapter. These data include the self-employment rate for older people, as well as the proportion who are involved in business creation. Data on the main characteristics of the self-employment activities of older people are also presented, as is the extent to which a lack of knowledge and skills is a barrier to entrepreneurship. Data are provided at the European Union and Member State levels.

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