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#22: Summer Jobs For Kids

What are the benefits of summer jobs for kids?  How young is too young?  With limited experience, are there other options besides fast food?  Listen in as our hosts share their childhood work experiences and engage Dr. Jeylan Mortimer, author of “Working and Growing Up in America”, in a conversation around the pros and cons of early work for youth.


Dr. Mortimer is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.  She has authored several publications regarding youth in the work place, and her current research, the “Youth Development Study” examines developmental pathways and inter-generational dynamics from adolescence through early adulthood.