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Adolescent Work Experience and Family Relationships

Citation

Mortimer, Jeylan T. & Shanahan, Michael J. (1994). Adolescent Work Experience and Family Relationships. Work and Occupations, 21, 369-84.

Abstract

According to Bronfenbrenner (1979, 1986), each individual simultaneously participates in several “microsystems” that influence development, for example, the family, school, peer group, and workplace. Of central concern here is how the increasing prevalence of “youth work” may affect parent-adolescent relationships. The findings of a 3-year study of adolescents (n = 1,000) and their parents (925 mothers, 650 fathers) indicate that youth work has some significant effects on familial relationships. The findings also suggest gender differences in the linkage of youth work and family life.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0730888494021004002

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Work and Occupations

Author(s)

Mortimer, Jeylan T.
Shanahan, Michael J.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

21

Pages

369-84

Reference ID

440