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Family Effects in Youth Employment

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  • Albert E. Rees
  • Wayne B. Gray

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The authors begin with the hypothesis that parental contacts play a major role in finding jobs for youth. This hypothesis is tested with a model of youth employment that includes characteristics of other family members in addition to a large set of control variables. Particular attention is paid to parental characteristics that might indicate a parent's ability to assist the youth in finding a job, including occupation, industry and education. The effects of such variables are generally not significant and do not support the initial hypothesis. However, the employment probability of a youth is significantly affected by the presence of employed siblings, indicating the presence of some intrafamily effects.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0396.

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Date of creation: Oct 1979
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Publication status: published as Rees, Albert E. and Gray, Wayne. "Family Effects in Youth Employment." The Youth Labor Market Problem: Its Nature, Causes and Consequences, edited by Richard B. Freeman and David A. Wise, pp. 453- 474. Chicago: Universityof Chicago Press, 1982.
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