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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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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.

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Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

 

How to Cite the Definition of Career Inheritance

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “career inheritance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (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 December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“career inheritance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/career-inheritance/>.