ERIC Number: EJ583188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Young Adult Occupational Achievement. Early Expectations versus Behavioral Reality.
Rindfuss, Ronald R.; Cooksey, Elizabeth C.; Sutterlin, Rebecca L.
Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal, v26 n2 p220-63 May 1999
Comparison of young adults' occupational aspirations during the first seven years after high school with occupations held at age 30 showed that, no matter when expectations were measured, fewer than half achieved their aspirations. Among those who do not, men tend to move to higher occupations/positions, whereas women move down or leave the labor force. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972