• Evhen Siryy State Institution “State Institute of Family and Youth Policy”


youth entrepreneurship, self-employment, institutional support, statistical indicators, sociological indicators


This study highlights one of the key problems of population employment — the current state of development of youth entrepreneurial self-employment as a manifestation of economic activity in the context of statistical and individual sociological measures in this area. The purpose of the study is a statistical analysis of the many different aspects of this process, which reflects the closest possible real, current state and development of this area of economic activity. The article uses the economic-statistical and mathematical-statistical method to determine the absolute and relative indicators of the level and dynamics of business development. Comparisons, descriptive method, analysis, generalization and induction are applied. On the basis of available statistics, synthesized indicators, empirical sociological research on this issue, the following sides are analyzed: general situational aspects and their tendencies; quantitative dynamics of the development of entrepreneurial self-employment and sociological alternatives to the representation of this process and phenomenon; conceptual aspects of self-employment and informal employment. A separate research segment presents sociological data on the social aspects of youth entrepreneurship, namely: social perception and attitude to entrepreneurial realities; motivational aspects; preferential aspects; socio-problematic, appraisal and segmental aspects. A partial assessment of institutional support for youth entrepreneurship by the state is provided in the context of major problems, appropriate measures to regulate and stimulate it. On the basis of this statistical and sociological analysis, the conclusion on the situation with youth entrepreneurial selfemployment in Ukraine is supplemented; it is characterized by a rather slow rate of development of entrepreneurship among young people due to administrative, legal, financial, organizational problems, namely: lack of complex, first of all, financial-credit, methodological-informational, investment, educational support, as well as systematic analysis and support on national, regional and local levels. The research is also of practical importance for the renewal of socio-economic and socio-statistical parameters of social development.


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Author Biography

Evhen Siryy, State Institution “State Institute of Family and Youth Policy”

Dr. Sci. (Social Sciences), Professor, Senior Researcher



How to Cite

Сірий, Є. (2021). CURRENT STATE OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP: STATISTICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS. Demography and Social Economy, 39(1), 63–78. Retrieved from