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Author: Huang, Lynn
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1. Hoffmann, John P.
Dufur, Mikaela J.
Huang, Lynn
Drug Use and Job Quits: A Longitudinal Analysis
Journal of Drug Issues 37,3 (Summer 2007): 569-596
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Keyword(s): Drug Use; Gender Differences; Mobility, Job; Quits; Unemployment

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Voluntary job separation, or quitting, occurs for a variety of reasons. Although it is often a positive move, it may also lead to periods of unemployment. Studies suggest that one factor that may be implicated in the likelihood of quitting is illicit drug use: Adult drug users may not only quit more frequently but also have a heightened probability of unemployment following a quit. Yet, prior research has not taken a sufficient longitudinal perspective, considered contemporary research on job mobility, nor examined gender differences. We assessed the association using longitudinal data on 8,512 individuals followed from 1984 to 1995. The results indicated that marijuana and cocaine use were associated with a higher probability of quitting. Moreover, marijuana use among males, but not females, was associated with a higher likelihood of experiencing periods of unemployment following a quit. We discuss the implications of these results for understanding gender-distinct patterns of drug use and occupational trajectories. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Bibliography Citation
Hoffmann, John P., Mikaela J. Dufur and Lynn Huang. "Drug Use and Job Quits: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Drug Issues 37,3 (Summer 2007): 569-596.
2. Huang, Lynn
Pergamit, Michael R.
Shkolnik, Jamie
Youth Initiation into the Labor Market
Monthly Labor Review 124,8 (August 2001): 18-24.
Also: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2001/08/art3abs.htm
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

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.
Bibliography Citation
Huang, Lynn, Michael R. Pergamit and Jamie Shkolnik. "Youth Initiation into the Labor Market." Monthly Labor Review 124,8 (August 2001): 18-24.
3. Pergamit, Michael R.
Huang, Lynn
Lane, Julia
The Long Term Impact of Adolescent Risky Behaviors and Family Environment
U.S. Report, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, August 2001.
Also: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/riskybehav01
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Alcohol Use; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Drug Use; Family Influences; Risk-Taking; Sexual Activity

Due to bad data, insufficient attention has been paid to the relationship between early life behaviors, the context in which they occur, and outcomes in later adulthood. This report seeks to establish whether there is a relationship between engaging in risky behaviors as an adolescent and negative consequences later in life. It explores adulthood along several domains: health, economic success, family formation, and incarceration. It also seeks to examine the relationship between family environmental factors and these adult outcomes in the presence of risk taking behavior. Specifically, we examine the roles of family structure, family socioeconomic status (as measured by parents' education), and the presence of an alcoholic parent. Five adolescent risky behaviors are examined: alcohol usage, marijuana usage, cocaine usage, sexual activity, and delinquency. The study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth--1979 cohort (NLSY79).
Bibliography Citation
Pergamit, Michael R., Lynn Huang and Julia Lane. "The Long Term Impact of Adolescent Risky Behaviors and Family Environment." U.S. Report, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, August 2001.