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Author: Greve, Henrich R.
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1. Greve, Henrich R.
Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Rocks: Adolescent Counter-Normative Behaviors and Their Job Mobility as Young Adults
In: Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes: Research in the Sociology of Work, V. 25. L.A. Keister, ed., Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Emerald
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Adolescent Sexual Activity; Age at First Intercourse; Alcohol Use; Drug Use; Employment; Exits; Mobility, Job

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Purpose: This chapter tests whether adolescent counter-normative behaviors increase voluntary and involuntary job exits in young adults. This prediction extends the social sorting view of employment outcomes to cover concealable background characteristics, which has implications for involuntary mobility after entering the job.

Methodology: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) 1997 data are analyzed through survey-weighted Cox models of involuntary and voluntary job change. The key variables are adolescent use of alcohol and illegal drugs, and early sexual debut.

Findings: The findings show that sex and use of drugs in the early teens increase involuntary job exits, controlling for current behaviors, but do not have discernible effects on voluntary job exits. The effects of adolescent behavior appear stronger in multi-establishment firms and for Hispanic and black individuals.

Bibliography Citation
Greve, Henrich R. "Sex, Drugs, and Rolling Rocks: Adolescent Counter-Normative Behaviors and Their Job Mobility as Young Adults" In: Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes: Research in the Sociology of Work, V. 25. L.A. Keister, ed., Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014
2. Greve, Henrich R.
Fujiwara-Greve, Takako
Job Search with Organizational Size As a Signal
Social Forces 82,2 (December 2003): 643-670.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3598205
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Keyword(s): Firm Size; Job Search; Labor Market Studies, Geographic; Mobility, Job

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

It is in workers' interest to leave their jobs if better work can be found, but imperfect information on outside opportunities impedes their job search. We describe two theories on workers' search using the organizational size as a proxy for work characteristics and derive hypotheses on how the organizational size distribution in a labor market affects job separations. We test the hypotheses with NLSY 79 data on job separations, finding that diversity in organizational sizes affects worker mobility. Workers are more likely to move within counties with many organizations larger than their current one or many organizations of different sizes and are more likely to leave counties lacking these characteristics.

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Bibliography Citation
Greve, Henrich R. and Takako Fujiwara-Greve. "Job Search with Organizational Size As a Signal." Social Forces 82,2 (December 2003): 643-670.