ERIC Number: ED246307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Family-Career Connection: A New Framework for Career Development.
Miller, Juliet V.
This paper is designed to clarify the concept of the family-career connection, defined as the interrelationships of family and career roles. The connection is illustrated in a model that includes the components of aspects of the family, aspects of careers, family functions, trends, and career development interventions. The family-career connection is further explored in a chapter defining basic concepts about the family (family membership, individual needs, coordination patterns, life-cycle stages, and relationship to the outside world) and about individual careers (salience, developmental stages, decision making, and occupational opportunities). The next chapter charts trends in the emerging career roles of women, the emerging child care and household roles of men, and the effects of parental employment on children. The final chapter reviews the implications of this information about families and careers for the improvement of career development and family life education. Six goals for strengthening the family-career connection are outlined. Examples of existing program strategies and recommendations for program development are provided. A list of references concludes the paper. (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Children, Dual Career Family, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Family Life Education, Family Relationship, Family Role, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Role Conflict, Role Models, Sex Role, Social Change
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090. (Order # IN 288).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.