Millennial Mindset: Young people the world over express interest in working for themselves, and this entrepreneurial spirit is consistently high from the world's richest cities to the poorest. Self-employment or founding a business broadly appeals to survey respondents. Over three-quarters of those polled (77%) say that working for themselves or starting their own business appeals to them. This interest is most pronounced in Latin America, where 89% or survey respondents make this claim.
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Opportunity Seekers: The promise of a better life motivates young people to move to cities. Roughly half of respondents (47%) have migrated to current cities of residence in the last five years for work, education or a better life – 90% from within the same country.
Gender Pay Gap
Gender Pay Gap: Young women start on their economic development path at a disadvantage that persists as they grow older. Throughout the 35 cities studied, men earn at least 20% more than women in the 18-25 year-old age group.
Youth Optimism: Hopefulness about economic prospects persists even among youth who live I n cities with the lowest incomes. Young people are aspirational and optimistic, bringing the energy needed by cities to tackle the many challenges they face.