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Title: Early Work Experience among White and Non-White Youths: Implications for Subsequent Enrollment and Employment
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1. Steel, Lauri
Early Work Experience among White and Non-White Youths: Implications for Subsequent Enrollment and Employment
Youth and Society 22,4 (June 1991): 419-447.
Also: http://yas.sagepub.com/content/22/4/419
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Employment; Employment, In-School; Gender Differences; High School Dropouts; Hispanics; Labor Force Participation; Racial Differences; Schooling; Work Hours

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This research investigated whether the previously observed negative associations between early work experience and schooling would be mitigated in a cohort for whom such work experience was more typical. Subjects were 1,346 males and 1,379 females (aged 17-18 yrs) from the NLSY. There were 1,578 whites, 410 Hispanics, and 737 blacks. Early employment (EE) was associated with higher subsequent enrollment for white youths, with the exception of white males working full time or nearly full time. Among white males and among blacks, however, working longer hours in 1979 was associated with lower subsequent enrollment. EE appeared to be compatible with continued enrollment for white women and for white men working low to moderate amounts. However, among non-whites and white men working close to full time, EE appeared to represent a competing alternative to schooling. [PsycINFO]
Bibliography Citation
Steel, Lauri. "Early Work Experience among White and Non-White Youths: Implications for Subsequent Enrollment and Employment." Youth and Society 22,4 (June 1991): 419-447.