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Explaining the decline in teen labor force participation

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  • Daniel Aaronson
  • Kyung-Hong Park
  • Daniel G. Sullivan

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Fewer teenagers are participating in the labor force today than at any point since WWII. At just under 44%, teen labor force participation is 15 percentage points below its peak in the late 1970s. Why has there been a long-run secular decline in the work activity of young adults, and why has it sharply accelerated in the last five years?

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Chicago Fed Letter.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): Jan ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhle:y:2007:i:jan:n:234

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Keywords: Labor market ; Employees; Training of;

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  1. Ivan O. Kitov & Oleg I. Kitov, 2008. "The driving force of labor force participation in developed countries," Working Papers 90, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.

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