Because many economists feel that real-life work experience teaches a great deal about economic principles, 12th-grade students who participated in the economics assessment were asked about their work experience. The two questions and graphics below show the percentages of students by the amount of work they reported doing.
Last summer, how much did you work? Include work you did for pay or for a family business.
Currently, how much do you work? Include work you do for pay or for a family business.
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NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2006 Economics Assessment.