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Caught in the Cultural Preference Net: Three Generations of Employment Choices in Six Capitalist Democracies

Michael J. Camasso and Radha Jagannathan


In this book, the authors focus their attention on the role that culture, that collection of values, beliefs, attitudes, and preferences responsible for creating national identities, has played and continues to play on individuals’ decisions when they are in or about to enter the labor market. At a time when millennials face many employment challenges and Generation Z can be expected to encounter even more, a clearer understanding of the ways cultural transmission could facilitate or hinder productive and rewarding work would appear to be both useful and well-timed. The book’s title—Caught in ... More

Keywords: culture, stated preference, youth employment, intergenerational transmission, economic performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190672782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190672782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Camasso, author
Professor of Resource Economics in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

Radha Jagannathan, author
Professor of Statistics in the Edward J. Bloutein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University