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Author: Shkolnik, Jamie
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1. Huang, Lynn
Pergamit, Michael R.
Shkolnik, Jamie
Youth Initiation into the Labor Market
Monthly Labor Review 124,8 (August 2001): 18-24.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Absenteeism; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Drug Use; Employment, In-School; Employment, Youth; Labor Supply; Parents, Single; Part-Time Work; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Risk-Taking; School Performance; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Substance Use; Time Use; Work Hours/Schedule

This article examines exclusively 12- and 13-year-olds, focusing on who holds jobs and the nature of those jobs. It asks whether early initiation into the labor market is associated with youths from upper income or more educated families, or if it occurs among youths who will not pursue advanced schooling; and does this work supplement household income in lower-income, single-parent families. It uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997. The authors summarize that youths from families of higher socioeconomic status, with better school performance (as evidenced by Peabody Individual Achievement Test-Math scores), and who engage in positive time-use activities such as reading and homework are more likely to be employed. At the same time, youths who engage in risky behaviors or who have been suspended from school also have increased likelihood of early employment.
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Huang, Lynn, Michael R. Pergamit and Jamie Shkolnik. "Youth Initiation into the Labor Market." Monthly Labor Review 124,8 (August 2001): 18-24.