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|Title:||Adapting to Circumstances: The Evolution of Work, School, and Living Arrangements Among North American Youth|
|Series/Report no.:||Working Papers (Princeton University. Industrial Relations Section) ; 386|
|Abstract:||We use comparable micro data sets for the U.S. and Canada to study the responses of young workers to the extemal labor market forces that have affected the two countries over the past 25 years. We ﬁnd that young workers adjust to changes in labor market opportunities through a variety of mechanisms, including changes in living arrangements, changes in school enrollment, and changes in work effort. In particular, we ﬁnd that poor labor market conditions in Canada explain why the fraction of youth living with their parents has increased in Canada relative to the U.S. recently. Paradoxically, this move back home also explains why the relative position of Canadian youth in the distribution of family income did not deteriorate as fast as in the U.S.|
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