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Xiaoling Shu and Margaret M Marini (1998)

Gender-Related Change in Occupational Aspirations

Sociology of Education, 71(1):43--67.

Uses national longitudinal data for 1944-1954 & 1957-1965 birth cohorts (total N = 13,678 cases) to analyze change in the occupational aspirations of young people in the US, late 1960s-1970s. Because this change preceded significant change in the distribution of women in the occupational structure, it is argued to be primarily a manifestation of cultural change resulting from the resurgence of the women's movement of the late 1960s & early 1970s. Gender-related change in occupational aspirations occurred broadly across social classes & racial groups, although it was greater among those whose parents were highly educated. As a result, the effect of parental socioeconomic status on the earning potential & sex type of occupational aspirations increased for women. 5 Tables, 60 References. Adapted from the source document.

*Females, *Young Adults, *Feminism, Social Background, *Occupational Aspiration, *Generational Differences, *Social Change, article, 1020: social differentiation; sociology of occupations & professions
SubjectsTermNotLitGenreText - *Young Adults; *Social Change; *Feminism; *Generational Differences; *Occupational Aspiration; *Females; Social Background

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