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August, 2001, Vol. 124, No. 8

Youth initiation into the labor market

Lynn Huang
Research Scientist, National Opinion Research Center, Washington, DC;

Michael Pergamit
Research  Vice President, National Opinion Research Center, Washington, DC;
E-mail: pergamit@norcmail.uchicago.edu

Jamie Shkolnik
Senior Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research, Palo Alto, CA.

About half of 12- and 13-year-olds surveyed engage in some sort of work;
such work is more likely among youths from higher socio-economic backgrounds
or who have engaged in ‘delinquent’ behaviors

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