National Longitudinal Surveys

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Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among the Youngest Baby Boomers: Results From A Longitudinal Survey [NLSY79 Round 24]

July 25, 2012

The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom held 11.3 jobs from ages 18 to 46, with nearly half of these jobs held from ages 18 to 24. More...
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America's Young Adults at 27: Labor Market Activity, Education and Household Composition: Results from a Longitudinal Survey [NLSY97 Round 15]

March 26, 2014

A longitudinal study of 27 year-olds reveals that men averaged 6.0 jobs and women 6.3 jobs from ages 18 to 26. High school dropouts were employed 54 percent of weeks compared to 71 percent of weeks for high school graduates. More...
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