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Adolescent Earnings and Relationships with Parents: The Work-Family Nexus in Urban and Rural Ecologies

Citation

Shanahan, Michael J.; Elder, Glen H., Jr.; Burchinal, Margaret; & Conger, Rand D. (1996). Adolescent Earnings and Relationships with Parents: The Work-Family Nexus in Urban and Rural Ecologies. In Mortimer, Jeylan T.; Finch, Michael D.; & Finch, Michael D. (Eds.), Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Development Analysis (pp. 97-128). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.

Abstract

Based on an eight-year study, this book examines how the work experiences of adolescents, both at home and in the paid workforce, affect their lives and their relationships. The book is unique in that it studies not only adolescents, but their parents as well. Among their findings the contributors reveal: the importance of work quality and context in developing youth competence; the similarity between parents and children in their perception of the benefits and costs of youth work; how paid work can contribute to positive family relationships; how positive work experiences can buffer the adolescent from stressful family problems; and how adolescents' work plans influence their transition to adulthood.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Development Analysis

Series Title

Understanding Families Series

Author(s)

Shanahan, Michael J.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Burchinal, Margaret
Conger, Rand D.

Editor(s)

Mortimer, Jeylan T.
Finch, Michael D.
Finch, Michael D.

Series Author(s)

Mortimer, Jeylan T.

Year Published

1996

Pages

97-128

Publisher

Sage

City of Publication

Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Reference ID

503