Schooling, career choice and occupational attainments: review of research and policy attainments

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Author: Currie, Janice

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Western Australian Career Development Project


This paper reviews the major studies of career choice and occupational attainment among secondary school students and graduates both in Australia and overseas, focusing on the differential patterns that individuals pursue dependent upon their social class and sex. It first examines the basic path model that was developed by Blau and Duncan (1967) which examined the occupational attainment process among the adult male labour force in the US. In addition, it briefly summarises the findings from researchers that applied this path model (or similar procedures) in many countries around the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Providers of education and training; Secondary education; Research; Outcomes; Career development; Qualifications

Keywords: Secondary school; Educational research; Academic achievement; Career choice; Educational level

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Perth, Western Australia: Murdoch University, 1977

Physical description: 67, vi p.

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Statement of responsibility: Janice Currie

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 87.1728

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