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Author: Laws, Jerry
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1. Laws, Jerry
Working Too Early?
Occupational Health and Safety, May 2005: on-line.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Stevens Publishing Corporation
Keyword(s): Ethnic Differences; High School Students; Hispanic Youth; Hispanics; Part-Time Work; Racial Differences; Work Hours/Schedule

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This article focuses on the summary of six annual surveys conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on American youths. According to this the U.S. high school juniors and seniors overwhelmingly are working during the school year. Working all year is much more common among high schoolers in all grades than is working just during the summer or just during the school year. BLS did not tell us whether American high school students want to work or have to work, but its table of avenge hours worked shows that much higher percentages of black and Hispanic juniors and seniors worked 11 hours per week or more for at least 51 percent of their school weeks than worked 10 hours or less. BLS also found there was little difference in the working patterns of the freshmen who dropped out as sophomores and the freshmen who eventually graduated, except that those who dropped out worked more hours when they were freshmen than those who did not drop out-especially if they were Hispanic or black. Among all students who had not received a diploma by age 20, whether or not they worked during their school years looked practically identical for all four grades. The BLS National Longitudinal Survey of Youth examined only wage and salary jobs, in which youths have an ongoing, formal relationship with a particular employer.
Bibliography Citation
Laws, Jerry. "Working Too Early?" Occupational Health and Safety, May 2005: on-line.