Throughout the modern era, scholars have shown a continuing concern with the extent to which position in the occupational structure affects psychological development. This book examines whether work experiences and age (often considered as a proxy for stage in the work career) interact such that the effects of occupational conditions on the person
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Work and Psychological Development in Youth -- Working in Teenage America -- The Process of Becoming a Worker1 -- The Influence of Work on the Psychological Development of Men and Women in Adulthood -- Continuity of Learning Generalization: The Effect of Job on Men's Intellective Process in the United States and Poland -- Work Experience and Job Satisfaction: Variation by Age and Gender1 -- Implications of the Dual Roles of Adult Women for Their Health1 -- Midcareer and Older Workers -- Vitality of Midcareer and Older Professionals: Problems and Prospects -- Social Psychological Dimensions of Job-Related Disability -- Policy Endnote
Jeylan T. Mortimer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.