ERIC Number: ED056145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Race, Sex, and Social Mobility: An Exploration of Occupational Aspirations and Expectations Among Black and White Youth in Four New York State Cities.
Pallone, Nathaniel J., And Others
This study explores the occupational aspirations and expectations of some 531 black and white high school youth of both sexes from predominantly lower and lower middle socioeconomic status families in four New York State communities; Megalopolis (New York City), Middletown (Elmira), Exurbia (Patchogue), and Capitol City (Albany). Data were gathered through responses to a research questionnaire relating to family structure, occupational aspirations, sources of influence on occupational development, and other variables; as well as through sociological indexes. The results showed that the level of occupational aspiration and expectation is related to sex, race, and urban configuration. In general, the specific conclusions suggest that three clusters of variables, related to entrepreneurial aspiration and expectation, occupational mobility, and occupational knowledge, deserve consideration by researchers and educators. (Author/JW)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.