Effects of part-time work on adolescent development in Korea

Moo Sung LEE, Eunsu 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. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3226-3230
JournalProcedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Lee, M. S., & Ju, E. (2010). Effects of part-time work on adolescent development in Korea. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 3226-3230.


  • Part-time work
  • Korean adolescents
  • Adolescent development


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