career inheritance

(noun) The tendency for children to enter the same or similar occupations as their parents.

Example: My father was a sociology professor and I am too.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: career inheritances
  • Children follow the path of their parents due to a variety of factors including socialization and access to social capital.
  • A type of inheritance.
  • Career inheritance used in a sentence: My sister and I both followed in the footsteps of our dad and are perfect examples of career inheritance.

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