Effects of part-time work on adolescent development in Korea

Moo Sung Lee, Eunsu Ju

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Reflecting fast-growing adolescent populations involving in part-time work in the Korean context, we tackle the issue of youth part-time employment. Even though previous research has documented the negative effect of part-time employment on adolescent development, it is still controversial whether the undesirable effect stems from differential socialization shaped by part-time work, because the different selection issue remains unsolved. Thus, we explored the effects of part-time work experience on problem behaviors and school disengagement, using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) analysis. Our findings from the Korean Education Employment Panel data illuminate that part-time work had significantly negative effects on four outcome variables (i.e., drinking, smoking, disciplinary punishment, and unexcused absence) even after pre-existing differences between groups were controlled by the PSM. Implications for the finding are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3226-3230
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2010 Feb 42010 Feb 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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