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Summer Jobs Disappear for Teens

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 8, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 18:07

Over the course of the last 40 years, they’ve become a disappearing institution, according to Pew Research Center analysis of US labor statistics. Pew senior writer Drew DeSilver wrote about the phenomenon recently referring to the Great American Summer Job. And they were great, weren’t they? Not always fun or glamorous, but man, those of us who were teenagers in the 70s and 80s really could land all kinds of work to make a little spending money and while away the summer days. Drew DeSilver is a senior writer at the Pew Research Center and will talk about how and why things have changed for teen workers in summer time.