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Earning your own money - paid labour among teenagers in Sweden

Author(s) Helén Justeglrd  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2000  
Editor Alistair Ross, Curricula for Citizenship in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Comments: Work is a part of many teenagers? lives but we have little information about it.1 Most studies of paid labour among teenagers are quantitative and the voice of the teenagers themselves is not often heard. In a Swedish survey 75 per cent of the teenagers had worked at some time.2 In this paper, teenagers undertaking regular wage labour parallel to their schoolwork tell about their life at work and their economic situation. The questions were: Why do they work? How much money do they dispose of? How do they spend their money? Do they save money? Do they express the links between moral values and work? What is their parents? attitude towards their work?

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