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ERIC Number: EJ788467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Social Class Background and the School-to-Work Transition
Staff, Jeremy; Mortimer, Jeylan T.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n119 p55-69 Spr 2008
Whereas in years past, young people typically made a discrete transition from school to work, two ideal typical routes now characterize the sharing of school and work roles during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. Longitudinal data from the Youth Development Study show that one route involves less intensive employment during high school, followed by continued part-time employment and postsecondary educational investment. This pathway, more common for youth of higher-class origins, is especially beneficial for young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. A second route is early intensive work experience during high school that is less conducive to longer-term educational and wage attainments. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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