Age, Period, and Cohort Differences in Work Centrality and Work Values
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze whether work values differ between three dimensions of time (age, birth cohort, period). Using data of five waves of the World Values Survey and the European Values Study from more than forty countries and hierarchical age-period-cohort regression models, we did not find relevant gaps between birth cohorts with respect to the relative importance of work or with respect to work values. Thus, we claim that, in European and Euro-Atlantic countries, birth cohorts, on average, do not differ significantly with regard to their work values. Our results suggest, however, that the relative importance of work is significantly higher in the middle-age groups than among the younger or older groups. Regarding work values, we found that the importance of having an interesting job, good pay, and good hours decreases with age, and that job security is equally important at every age, whereas the importance of having a useful job increases with age. View Full-Text
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Hajdu, G.; Sik, E. Age, Period, and Cohort Differences in Work Centrality and Work Values. Societies 2018, 8, 11.
Hajdu G, Sik E. Age, Period, and Cohort Differences in Work Centrality and Work Values. Societies. 2018; 8(1):11.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hajdu, Gábor; Sik, Endre. 2018. "Age, Period, and Cohort Differences in Work Centrality and Work Values." Societies 8, no. 1: 11.
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