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August 2001

Youth initiation into the labor market

Lynn Huang, Michael Pergamit, Jamie Shkolnik

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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