Failing to find work doesn’t just mean a shortage of cash in the near term. A study released in March by the Brook­ings Institution’s Met­ro­pol­itan Policy Pro­gram said finding a job when you’re older is harder if you haven’t worked during your teenage years.

In addi­tion, “research shows those who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 per­cent higher when they grad­uate from col­lege,” said Ishwar Khati­wada, a co-​​author of the study and an asso­ciate director of research at North­eastern University’s Center for Labor Market Studies.

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