Date of Award
Master of Science
Many studies have examined the effects that working as a youth has on work in the future. This study examines the effects of skill acquisition in youth jobs on future work and earnings. Data from a longitudinal survey of youth between the ages of 12-17 when first interviewed and between the ages of 25-31 when reported working as an adult are used to estimate income and pay from the adult occupation, ratings of skills used in the adult occupation, and the probability of working as an adult. The results predict that working as a youth and gaining general skills as well as the cumulative number of hours worked as a youth prove to have positive and significant effects on almost all examined aspects of the future adult work experience.
Shadle, Kyrstin, "The Effects of Skill Acquisition in Youth Jobs on Future Work and Earnings" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 14027.