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Table 1 Parental involvement in teen work by gender of worker, Ontario (2008) and United States (2003)

From: Perspectives of parents of working adolescents in Ontario, Canada

  Gender of teen worker - Ontario Gender of teen worker – United Statesa
Male (n = 244)
% (95% CI)
Female (n = 263)
% (95% CI)
Total (507)
% (95% CI)
Male (n = 480)
% (95% CI)
Female (n = 442)
% (95% CI)
Consider questions to ask about work hours? 89.9 (84.3, 93.6) 91.5(87.3,94.4) 90.7 (89.4, 93.2) 87.2 (80.8–93.5) 90.0 (85.9–94.2)
Identify job opportunities 88.9 (83.2, 92.8) 89.2 (82.3, 93.6) 89.1 (84.8, 92.2) 87.5 (81.5–93.5) 91.8 (88.3–95.3)
Fill out job applications 86.7 (80.4, 91.1) 77.8 (69.4, 84.4) 82.0 (76.9, 86.2) 79.8 (73.7–86.0) 84.6 (80.3–89.0)
Prepare for a job interview 83.8 (77.0, 88.8) 76.0 (67.3, 83.0) 79.7 (74.2, 84.3) 75.1 (68.4–82.1) 80.4 (75.4–85.5)
Consider questions to ask about job tasks 79.5 (73.0, 84.8) 76.9 (68.5, 83.6) 78.2 (72.9, 82.6) 75.3 (68.4–82.2) 82.6 (77.6–87.5)
Met direct supervisor 68.8 (60.7, 75.9) 70.9 (63.2, 77.5) 69.9 (64.3, 74.9) 79.7 (73.8–85.7) 83.5 (787–88.4)
Handle difficult issues other than about safety 64.6 (56.9, 71.6) 67.6 (59.0, 75.1) 66.2 (60.4, 71.4) 70.1 (63.2–77.0) 69.8 (62.8–76.8)
Helped teen get more training to do a job 63.9 (56.5, 70.7) 63.1 (55.7, 70.0) 63.5 (58.4, 68.3) 37.8 (30.5–45.1) 39.3 (31.3–47.3)
Visited workplace to monitor conditions 58.7 (50.8, 66.1) 67.5 (58.9, 75.0) 63.3 (58.4, 68.3) 58.4 (50.7–66.1) 67.6 (60.6–74.5)
Helped teen learn about worker’s rights 58.0 (50.4, 65.3) 61.1 (52.8, 68.7) 59.6 (54.0, 64.9) 45.4 (37.7–53.0) 51.8 (43.9–59.7)
Consider questions to ask about workplace safety 52.7 (45.0,60.3) 62.7 (54.7, 70.1) 57.9 (52.3, 63.3) 44.6 (37.1–52.2) 47.9 (39.9–56.0)
Encouraged teen to report a violation about teen’s work to a government agency? 17.5 (12.2, 24.5) 19.4 (13.1, 27.6) 18.5 (14.2, 23.7) n/a n/a
Encouraged teen to quit a job because you were concerned about teen getting injured on the job? 16.5 (11.2,23.5) 12.4 (7.4, 20.1) 14.4 (10.6, 19.2) n/a n/a
  1. a = U.S. results previously reported in: [8].
  2. n/a not asked in the US survey