A comparative study of later work experience among full-time, part-time, and unemployed male youth

Joseph A Raelin
  • Journal of Vocational Behavior, December 1981, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/0001-8791(81)90066-x

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This paper considers the unique contribution of prior labor market status, defined in terms of working time, on later work experience controlling for a number of demographic and work pattern variables. The labor market status variables are established on the basis of trends in a young man's early career experience. Part-time employment is found to be a viable early labor market alternative to the extent of later economic and occupational success. Early career unemployment is not a critical factor in retarding personal economic advancement, relative to educational background and first job experience, but does have negative job attitudinal consequences.

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