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Historically Low Teen Employment


  • Andrew Sum
  • Ishwar Khatiwada
  • Joseph McLaughlin
  • Allison Beard


One of the important building blocks of a workforce development system has long been the ability of teenagers to get jobs while on summer vacation. But the employment rate of teens in the summer has fallen dramatically in recent years. In fact, the decline is unprecedented, the authors find, and represents a "massive" underutilization of the country's capacities.

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  • Andrew Sum & Ishwar Khatiwada & Joseph McLaughlin & Allison Beard, 2010. "Historically Low Teen Employment," Challenge, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(1), pages 87-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:challe:v:53:y:2010:i:1:p:87-108
    DOI: 10.2753/0577-5132530104

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