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September, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 9

Teenagers: employment and 
contributions to family spending

David S. Johnson
Research Economist, Division of Price and Index Number Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mark Lino
Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Approximately one-third of all teenagers were employed some time during 1997–98; a closer look into family income and expenditures reveals that many of those working teens do not seem to work to contribute toward family necessities

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