The aim of this publication was to evaluate to what degree participation in mini-companies impact young women and men with regard to the perceived desirability and perceived feasibility of self-employment. The Junior Achievement  Company Programme (CP) is the largest mini-company scheme in European secondary school.

The paper is based on a survey conducted in Norway with 1,160 students in upper secondary school (17-18 years of age). The results demonstrates that CP positively influenced the perceived feasibility of self-employment for both young men and young women. In addition, CP increased the perceived desirability of self-employment among young women.

© Johansen, V. (2016), “Gender and self-employment: the role of mini-companies”, Education + Training, Vol. 58 No. 2, pp. 150-163.

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