The part-time job has always been an important rite of passage that sets us on the path to adulthood. It doesn’t matter whether you did some babysitting, waited tables or worked in retail, there’s every chance you still remember how good it felt to earn your own money for the very first time—and the life lessons you learned in the process.
In our first Youth Economy Report of 2022, we take a closer look at the ways kids are making money today, and consider what this means for the future of work. Our report findings indicate that young people are already taking an entrepreneurial approach to earning—and they set themselves such ambitious career and salary goals for the future that we dubbed them ‘Generation Aspiration.’
Our latest Youth Economy Report gives us a unique insight into the earning habits of US kids. We’ve analyzed GoHenry data to find out how much they earned from allowance, chores and Giftlinks, and combined this with a survey conducted by Censuswide2 to enhance our understanding of young people’s part-time jobs, career goals and salary expectations.