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May 2007

Teen time use and parental education: evidence from the CPS, MTF, and ATUS

Shirley L. Porterfield, Anne E. Winkler

Responses from three surveys indicate that parental education plays a critical role in the way teens spend their time in employment and other activities; in recent years, teen employment rates have declined most for those with more highly educated parents, while their rate of engagement in volunteer activities has increased.

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