That is a problem as well. And whether the job driving the neighbors tractor is even permitted for that age group is not so straight forward either. We had lots of kids when I was still in school that worked on farms or for construction, and my father's generation had even more kids that did those kinds of jobs, they were good jobs for them, and many learned a trade in the process and continued that line of work after they were done with school. With my father's generation or before that there were many that quit school and started their career at maybe 16, all things considered that maybe wasn't such a bad thing, but today most of society would think that is horrible.IMO part of the the problem is we are not allowed to expose kids to work outside the food service industry. I have had kids, 16-17 yr olds, ask about summer work. Sorry, you can drive a tractor for the neighbor, but you have to be 18 and have 60 hours of safety training before you can touch a shovel here.