Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis

Adolescents, Work, and Family: An Intergenerational Developmental Analysis

by Jeylan T. Mortimer
     
 

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

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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. In addition, the book

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Examines how adolescents' work experiences within the home and the paid workforce affect their relationships with parents, their self- concepts, and their wellbeing, based on an eight-year study. Looks at generational differences in early work experiences, the work-family nexus in urban and rural ecologies, and effects of adolescent achievement and family goals on the early adult transition. A unique aspect of the study is that it examines parents' attitudes to working adolescents. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803951259
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Series:
Understanding Families Series, #6
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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