Value of the chapter
The findings in the chapter provide support for a theoretical view of social sorting by the employer as a driver of job exits. It extends the scope of characteristics that may result in social sorting to those who are concealable at the point of hiring, and with consequences after hiring. Because these include adolescent behaviors that are stigmatized, it shows a new mechanism linking adolescent experiences with adult work outcomes.
I am grateful for comments from Matthew Bidwell, Diane Burton, Zoe Kinias, and Marc-David Seidel.
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