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Title: Changes in Wages and Benefits Among Young Adults
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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Changes in Wages and Benefits Among Young Adults
Work and Family, Report 849. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Labor, July 1993.
Also: http://stats.bls.gov/pdf/nlswk011.pdf
Cohort(s): NLSY79, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Benefits; Education; Educational Attainment; Gender Differences; Health Care; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Retirement; Training; Wage Differentials; Wage Rates; Wages, Youth

This issue of Work and Family examines recent changes in the structure of wages and in employer-provided benefits made available to young workers. Also, changes in the wage structure and in benefits are compared by educational level. For young workers in their first 5 years out of school, it is found that average wage rates for men fell substantially between the 1970's and 1980's, whereas there was little overall change in average wage rates for women workers. This decline in wages was particularly severe for men with 12 years of education or less. In addition, while there was little change in the availability of health and retirement benefits for young workers between the 1970's and 1991, there was an increase in available maternity leave, training, and profit-sharing opportunities. For most types of benefits examined here, there is a positive association between the availability of benefits and level of education.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Changes in Wages and Benefits Among Young Adults." Work and Family, Report 849. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Labor, July 1993.