Arbetsrapport, Institutet för Framtidsstudier - Institute for Futures Studies
Social mobilitet och yrkestillfredsställelse - spelar mamma och pappa någon roll?
Abstract: In this paper the relationship between intergenerational
social mobility and occupational satisfaction is being explored, using data
from The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC). The study tests a hypothesis
according to which individuals, when as adults evaluating their
occupational status, tend to compare themselves to their parents. No
support is found for this perspective.
Instead the differences in
occupational satisfaction that exist can be explained by occupational
status at time of interview, regardless of class of origin. Generally the
level of occupational satisfaction among the respondents is very high –
only some 12 percent state that they wish to radically change their
Keywords: intergenerational social mobility; occupational satisfaction; instrumental attitude towards work; aspirations; rational choice; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J24; J26; J62; (follow links to similar papers)
15 pages, December 8, 2009
ISSN: 1652-120X ISBN: 978-91-85619-56-6
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