Economic Inactivity of Young Adults: An Intergenerational Analysis
Joblessness among American youth, particularly among nonwhites, has become an issue of increasing national concern. Unemployment rates among such groups, even when adjusted for macroeconomic events such as recessions, continued to rise throughout the post-war period. Statistics also appear to support concerns voiced about economic inactivity rates among females for whom dependence on welfare benefits may have replaced work effort. In this working paper, Haveman and Wolfe examine the available data in order to analyze the incidence of economic inactivity among young adults and the extent to which social and parental choices can explain these behaviors.
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- Robert Haveman & Barbara Wolfe, 1993.
"Children's Prospects and Children's Policy,"
Journal of Economic Perspectives,
American Economic Association, vol. 7(4), pages 153-174, Fall.
- R. Haveman & B. Wolfe, "undated". "Children's prospects and children's policy," Institute for Research on Poverty Discussion Papers 1010-93, University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty.
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