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  • Fresh Social Security reforms and how to get young people working

    The Hill - 04/07/2017

    Nonetheless, work teaches young people to show up on time, and it warns them that they better develop new skills, lest they spend their careers grilling hot dogs in the hot sun or stacking yogurt in a chilly dairy department aisle. If a teen has not done any work before age 18, he finds it much harder to understand how and why to put in a hard day’s work at 25 or 30 years of age. Studies at Northeastern University find that low-income high-schoolers who work (especially black and Hispanic) are more likely to graduate and that female teens who work are less likely to get pregnant than their peers.

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