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1. Jacobs, Jerry A.
Karen, David
McClelland, Katherine
Dynamics of Young Men's Career Aspirations
Sociological Forum 6,4 (December 1991): 609-639
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Job Aspirations; Racial Differences; Sociability/Socialization/Social Interaction

The dynamics of career aspirations are explored using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Men (N = 5,125 males ages 14-24 followed since 1966). Results demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of young men have high aspirations at some point, though they decline with age. Occupational aspirations, highly unstable among teenagers, become more stable with age. Racial and social origin differences in aspirations grow with age, reflecting widening race and social class differences in educational attainment. 7 Tables, 47 References. Adapted from the source document. (Copyright 1992, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.)
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Jacobs, Jerry A., David Karen and Katherine McClelland. "Dynamics of Young Men's Career Aspirations." Sociological Forum 6,4 (December 1991): 609-639.