Effects of part-time work on adolescent development in Korea: A propensity score matching approach

Moo Sung Lee, Eunsa 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
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES 2010)
EditorsHüseyin Uzunboylu
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781627488631
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES 2010) - Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Feb 20108 Feb 2010

Publication series

NameProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences - WCES-2010
ISSN (Print)1877-0428


ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES 2010)
Abbreviated titleWCES 2010


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