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07 February 2011

Part-time jobs put teens at risk

Schoolwork, behaviour may suffer when high schoolers work more than 20 hours a week, study says.

High school students who work more than 20 hours a week at part-time jobs during the school year may be more likely to have academic and behaviour problems, according to a new study.

These negative behaviours persisted even after such teens reduced their work hours or stopped working, the investigators found.

 
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