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Work, leisure, media 17 – March 24 & 26, 2010
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Today’s Typical Teenager More time in leisure activities than in “productive” activities More time alone than with family members, prefer to be with friends Four times as many hours per week at part-time jobs as spent on homework
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The Emergence of the Student-Worker Before 1925 most entered the workforce by 15 years of age Adolescents were either students or workers, not both Proportion of high school students with part-time jobs rose dramatically between 1940 and 1980 New jobs were created in retail trade and services (for low wages, short shifts)
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Teenage Employment in America and Other Nations Nonindustrialized societies Work and family life less distinct Integrated into the world of work before adolescence Generally leave school at ages 15 or 16 Industrialized countries 75% U.S. high school juniors hold jobs during the school year; only 25% Japanese and Taiwanese juniors do Paid employment even rarer in most European countries Structured apprenticeship programs in career-related jobs more common in other countries
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What jobs do adolescents have? Type of job depends on region, gender, or age Rural regions- agricultural jobs Among younger teens- baby-sitting (girls) and yard work (boys) Among older teens–retail and service jobs (boys– manual labor; girls–service jobs)
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