Career Patterns: A Twenty-Year Panel Study

Biemann, Torsten ; Zacher, Hannes ; Feldman, Daniel C.

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Vocational Behavior
Volume: 81
Issue number: 2
Page range: 159-170
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publishing house: Academic Press
ISSN: 0001-8791 , 1095-9084
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): Career patterns , Socio-demographic status , Optimal matching analysis , Panel study
Abstract: Using 20 years of employment and job mobility data from a representative German sample (N = 1259), we employ optimal matching analysis (OMA) to identify six career patterns which deviate from the traditional career path of long-term, full-time employment in one organization. Then, in further analyses, we examine which socio-demographic predictors affect whether or not individuals follow that traditional career path. Results indicate that age, gender, marital status, number of children, education, and career starts in the public sector significantly predicted whether or not individuals followed the traditional career path. The article concludes with directions for future theoretical and methodological research on career patterns.

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