working papers

plural noun

Definition of working papers

: official documents legalizing the employment of a minor

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The Cutler, Huang and Lleras-Muney study, published as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, found that mortality rates fall when such economies are growing. Austin Frakt, New York Times, "How a Healthy Economy Can Shorten Life Spans," 16 Oct. 2017 Between 1980 and 2010, the difference in life expectancy between the wealthiest 20% and the poorest 20% of Americans has widened substantially, according to a recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Sean Williams, USA TODAY, "10 stats that show why Social Security is broken," 2 Oct. 2017 Slusky's and Grossman's research appears in a working paper distributed as part of the Kansas University Economics Department’s Working Papers Series in Theoretical and Applied Economics. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Study: Fewer pregnancies, more fetal deaths in Flint after lead levels rose in water," 20 Sep. 2017

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1906, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of working papers

US : official documents that allow a person who is younger than 16 years old or who was born in a different country to have a job in the U.S.

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