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Ambitions and Traditions: Intergenerational Transmission of Work Attitudes in Austria

Author(s)
Julia Rita Warmuth, Stefanie Stadlober, Eva Wimmer, Bernhard Kittel
Abstract

This article investigates the intergenerational transmission of work-related values, attitudes and resources in Austrian families. 17 young adults (seven in education, two self-employed, three employed, two unemployed and two working in their family businesses), their parents and their grandparents were interviewed. Besides greater ambitions for higher education, the research findings emphasise the importance of positive work images in family life through parenting styles, communication and joint activities. Different forms of supportive parenting were observed. In families where young adults gain great insights into their parents’ working life, young adults inherit clear values towards work.

Organisation(s)
Department of Economic Sociology, Department of Sociology
Pages
77-105
Publication date
2021
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
504030 Economic sociology
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/ambitions-and-traditions-intergenerational-transmission-of-work-attitudes-in-austria(4ad695f0-5b93-45c5-b415-a82cdabdbeb7).html