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April 1993

Education and the work histories of young adults

Jonathan Veum, Andrea B. Weiss

Data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth show significant differences by sex and race in youth labor market experience. However, many of these differences become smaller or disappear completely with increases in educational attainment. This article analyzes the work histories of young workers, focusing on differences in work experience by educational level.

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