Teenage truancy, part-time working and wages

J Popul Econ. 1997;10(4):425-42. doi: 10.1007/s001480050052.


"Although the determinants of teenager participation in the labour market have been studied previously (both in the United States and the United Kingdom), there remain a number of neglected questions. We address some of these in this paper, basing our analysis on data taken from the UK National Child Development Study. We first examine how teenagers divide their time between working and studying. We further analyse what explains teenage wages and labour supply. We utilize a rich set of variables describing parental background, as well as parents' labour force status and draw on information on physical stature to explain variations in wages."

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent*
  • Age Factors
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Economics*
  • Educational Status*
  • Employment*
  • Europe
  • Health Workforce
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Salaries and Fringe Benefits*
  • Social Class
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Students*
  • United Kingdom