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May 2007, Vol. 130, No. 5
Teen time use and parental education: evidence from the CPS, MTF, and ATUS
Shirley L. Porterfield
Associate Professor of social work, School of Social Work, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
Anne E. Winkler
Professor of economics and public policy administration, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
Responses from three surveys indicate that parental education plays a critical role in the way teens spend their time in employment and other activities; in recent years, teen employment rates have declined most for those with more highly educated parents, while their rate of engagement in volunteer activities has increased.
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American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
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