Influence of maternal work patterns and socioeconomic status on gen y lifestyle choice
Journal of Career Development
This article examines the lifestyle balance between career and family desired by the next generation of workers and whether these desires have been influenced by socioeconomic variables and maternal work patterns. The individuals who will enter the workforce in the next several years are the first generation in which most mothers worked outside the home. This article updates earlier research on career decisions to include lifestyle options such as work and family balance and decisions by males as well as females. Results from 574 participants indicate that maternal work patterns are significantly related to lifestyle choices for women and spousal lifestyle choices for men. Implications of these findings for potential employers of this generation of workers are discussed. © 2005 Curators of the University of Missouri.
Bosco, S., & Bianco, C. (2005). Influence of maternal work patterns and socioeconomic status on gen y lifestyle choice. Journal of Career Development, 32 (2), 165-182. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845305279169