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High School Employment and Youths' Academic Achievement

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  • Donna S. Rothstein
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    This paper asks whether employment during high school impacts youths' grade point average. Unlike much of the prior literature, it allows for the endogeneity of the hours and dropout decisions, uses ASVAB test scores, and tests whether youth employment is dynamic. The results indicate that high school employment and its lag have small, negative impacts on academic grade point average for both males and females. The hours effects diminish when a fixed person effect is included, and they become statistically insignificant when hours are instrumented.

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    Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:42:y:2007:i1:p194-213

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    1. Maria Knoth Humlum & Rune Majlund Vejlin, 2013. "The Responses Of Youth To A Cash Transfer Conditional On Schooling: A Quasi‐Experimental Study," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(4), pages 628-649, 06.
    2. Buscha, Franz & Maurel, Arnaud & Page, Lionel & Speckesser, Stefan, 2008. "The Effect of High School Employment on Educational Attainment: A Conditional Difference-in-Differences Approach," IZA Discussion Papers 3696, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Kalenkoski, Charlene Marie & Pabilonia, Sabrina Wulff, 2012. "Time to work or time to play: The effect of student employment on homework, sleep, and screen time," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 211-221.
    4. Lee, Chanyoung & Orazem, Peter F., 2010. "High school employment, school performance, and college entry," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 29-39, February.
    5. Victoria Gunnarsson & Peter F. Orazem & Mario A. Sánchez & Aimee Verdisco, 2009. "Does Local School Control Raise Student Outcomes? Evidence on the Roles of School Autonomy and Parental Participation," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 58(1), pages 25-52, October.
    6. Magali Beffy & Denis Fougère & Arnaud Maurel, 2009. "The Impact of Students' Paid Employment on Pursuit and Completion of University Studies," Economie et Statistique, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, vol. 422, pages 31-50, November.
    7. Jeffrey S. DeSimone, 2008. "The Impact of Employment during School on College Student Academic Performance," NBER Working Papers 14006, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    8. Sabia, Joseph J., 2009. "School-year employment and academic performance of young adolescents," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 28(2), pages 268-276, April.

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