This article by the WEF, citing a recent research study is seriously misleading. The article claims that the stereotypes of millennials as lazy, work-shy narcissists couldn’t be further from the truth.
Personally, I struggle with this sort of survey being representative, no matter the size of the sample.
To be more meaningful we needs insights into the following variables:
- Accomodation, home owner, rented property, shared property, living with parents
- Highest level of education
- Private/public education
- Country of birth
- Occupation of parents
When we consider the sub-variables, in order to be statistical significant it is likely that a much larger sample is required.
Also I’d like to see the full research methodology.
My conclusion is that this article is headline grabbing from an ambitious editor.
I would prefer to see qualitative research perhaps identifying millennial archetypes.