ERIC Number: ED362677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Jobs Held and Weeks Worked by Young Adults. Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys. Work and Family. Report 827.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
The employment histories of young persons were examined using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which provides a nearly complete work history on all jobs held and weeks worked over a 12-year period, 1978-1990. The data provided information on a sample of young men and women aged 14-22 in 1979 who have been interviewed yearly since then. Some of the results of the study were the following: (1) by age 29, a typical worker has held 7.6 jobs and worked 434 weeks since age 18, an average of 36.2 weeks per year; (2) there are significant differences in the number of jobs held and weeks worked by sex and race; (3) at each age, Whites average more jobs than Hispanics and Hispanics more than Blacks; (4) White females average more jobs than Hispanics and Blacks in their younger years, but by age 29, Black women surpass Hispanic women in the average number of jobs held; (5) in their early ages, males and females are similar in weeks worked, but by age 29, men have on average about 90 more weeks of work experience since age 18 than do women. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth