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Social mobilitet och yrkestillfredsställelse - spelar mamma och pappa någon roll?




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 occupational status.

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  • Alm, Susanne, 2009. "Social mobilitet och yrkestillfredsställelse - spelar mamma och pappa någon roll?," Arbetsrapport 2009:17, Institute for Futures Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:ifswps:2009_017 Note: ISSN: 1652-120X ISBN: 978-91-85619-56-6

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    intergenerational social mobility; occupational satisfaction; instrumental attitude towards work; aspirations; rational choice;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion

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