ERIC Number: ED292991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
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An Initial Description of the Relationship between Parental Unemployment and Adolescent Employment.
Meyer, Katrina A.
The purpose of a research study was to describe the relationship between parental unemployment and adolescent employment realities and plans. Data were obtained through a survey of 2,297 seniors from 32 public, 5 alternative, and 2 private high schools in the State of Washington. Incidence of adult unemployment was found to be related to the parent's occupational socioeconomic index (SEI). In addition, adolescents with an unemployed parent were less likely to be working at a part-time job and more likely to plan on working full-time after high school graduation. Among adolescents with unemployed parents, ethnic origin was associated with present unemployment but also with plans to be employed full-time after graduation. High-ability students were more likely than low-ability adolescents to plan on college despite unemployment of a parent. Gender did not produce significant results. (Three data tables are appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).