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Intergenerational Transfers of Preferences for Science Careers in Comparative Perspective

Sikora, Joanna; Pokropek, Artur


Using data from 24 countries, which participated in the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), we examine the relationship between parental science employment and students' career expectations. In contrast to prior PISA-based studies, we find that the link between parental employment and adolescent plans to work in science is non-trivial and merits attention. In this context, we consider three versions of the gender socialisation hypothesis. The strong variant posits that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2012.698028


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