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Title: Atypicality of Occupational Attainment: Preemployment Aspirations, Parental Role Modeling and Work Experience
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1. Cooney, Rosemary S.
Cullinan, Meritta B.
Atypicality of Occupational Attainment: Preemployment Aspirations, Parental Role Modeling and Work Experience
American Sociological Association, 1988
Cohort(s): Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: American Sociological Association
Keyword(s): Employment; Family Background; Occupational Aspirations; Occupational Attainment; Parental Influences; Role Models; Sociability/Socialization/Social Interaction; Transition, School to Work

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This paper presents an examination of the relevance of the socialization perspective, particularly aspirations and parental role modeling, for understanding sex-type of first full-time civilian job after leaving full-time education and current job. Data were drawn from the 1966-1980 NLS, with the sample restricted to whites aged 14-18 who were enrolled full time at the initial survey date-1966 for men and 1968 for women. The general conceptual framework is derived from the status attainment literature. Major elaborations include marital/family and work histories, with attention to the sequencing of these experiences before and after their first job. While the greatest direct influence of family background and aspirations is shown, as expected, to be on first job, it is important to evaluate indirect influence, through first job, on subsequent work and family life history experiences. [Sociological Abstracts, Inc.]
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Cooney, Rosemary S. and Meritta B. Cullinan. "Atypicality of Occupational Attainment: Preemployment Aspirations, Parental Role Modeling and Work Experience." American Sociological Association, 1988.