There are three possible negatives associated with teenagers working:
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Teenage work is rarely treated as a specific category when labour issues are analyzed in Canada. It is categorized with ‘youth’ labour in statistic collections and analysis, a category that covers those in the 15-24 age group. These workers are normally treated as a homogeneous category, yet substantial differences exist in the work experience of someone who is 15 from someone who is 24. In this study a general overview of teenage work in Canada will be given, but the primary focus for the interviews was to understand the conditions of teenage workers who are still in an educational institution. This is because of the rise in expectations that teenage students will work and the increased time they are spending in the paid labour force.
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The resources for this paper rely on government statistics and documents, published material, and interviews with teenagers. The in-depth interviews focused on issues related to the gendered differences in youth labour experiences, the conditions of teenage work in BC, and the extent that students understand their workplace rights. Each teenager in the study undertook a written questionnaire and participated in either an individual interview or a group discussion. Group discussions focused on experiences such as gender differences in task selection and general treatment on the job, perceptions and knowledge of employment standards, perceptions of ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ experiences while at work, experiences of workplace cultures, and the various ways that the lives of young people are affected by work.