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dc.contributor.authorSabates Aysa, R
dc.contributor.authorGutman, L
dc.contributor.authorSchoon, I
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T14:28:24Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T14:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-25
dc.identifier.issn1757-9597
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267101
dc.description.abstractIn this longitudinal study, we test whether varying degrees of indecision about future career choices at age 16 have long-term economic consequences in adulthood, taking into account potential gender differences. Findings from a British cohort born in 1970 indicate that young people who were completely uindeecicided sive about their job choices did experience a wage penalty at age 34 compared to young people who were certain about their job aspirations. This association was significant even after controlling for family socioeconomic status, parental expectations and academic ability at age 16. However, the wage penalty was mediated by educational attainment and part-time employment at age 34. Not being entirely certain about one’s future profession by age 16 seems to be part of a career decision making process which does not necessarily incur a wage penalty for most young people, especially if it involves the acquisition of education qualifications.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council Grant RES-000-22-3849
dc.languageEng
dc.publisherSociety for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY)
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectcareer indecision
dc.subjectcareer aspirations
dc.subjectearnings
dc.subject1970 British Cohort
dc.subjectBritain
dc.titleIs there a wage penalty associated with degree of indecision in career aspirations? Evidence from the BCS70
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage306
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameLongitudinal and Life Course Studies
prism.startingPage290
prism.volume8
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.12036
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-04
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.14301/llcs.v8i3.470
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-25
dc.contributor.orcidSabates Aysa, Ricardo [0000-0002-1433-5667]
dc.identifier.eissn1757-9597
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (ES/J019135/1)
cam.issuedOnline2017-07-25
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 13:01:11 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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