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career inheritance

Definition of Career Inheritance

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

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Career Inheritance Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ca·reer in·her·i·tance

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /kəˈrɪr ɪnˈhɛrətəns/
  • British English – /kəˈrɪər ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns/

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Cite the Definition of Career Inheritance

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “career inheritance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

career inheritance. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “career inheritance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“career inheritance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/>.