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Young Adulthood


Lindsay Drozdz

on 27 September 2010

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Transcript of Young Adulthood

Entering the Workforce! 20th Century Employment was segrated by gender, age, race and social class In the 1920s and 30s young people left school and home early but found themselves limited to low paying jobs Why work if you can't make enough money? Stay in School! Eventually parents expected children to stay in school long enough to get credentials for a good job Candian Job Market Agriculture and Manufacturing Service "Advanced Industrual economy" Cohorts Baby Boomers Generation X Echo Boomers Quick and Successful Transition Had very few opportunities young adults in the late 80s-2000...ish young adults in the 70s and early 80s young adults 2000-2020 In 2000, 86% of teens expected to get the job they wanted upon graduating! Emploment after 2 years? GOOD! Employment after 5 years??? GREAT!!! 92%% Current Trends #1 reason for choosing job? HIGH PAY Credentialism We choose education based on the diploma What job will this get me? We don't choose based on academic interest ....however, students who take arts and social sciences are more likely to have made that decision based on interest..not the career Studies show....students who choose programs based on interest get higher grades, and end up being more successful in the workforce.... Higher level of education = Higher pay Gender Females graduate at higher rates of all levels of education males make more money Education inflation Today we require more education to do the same jobs!!! Socialization for Adulthood "the process by which we learn appropriate behaviours, attitudes, values and expectations to participate in society" resocialization Young adults must discard old behaviours and attitudes and learn NEW ones! anticipatory socialization The "Social Clock" outlines when certain events should happen in society.
This enables young people to prepare for the upcoming changes. who socializes us??? agents of socialization!!! Family First!!! Background determines our participation in soceity. Status affects us Parents are primary role models School challenges us to develop competence First feedback comparing us to others!!! First feedback on individual strengths/weaknesses Teachers peers could be the most important agent for adolescents health behaviours, educational choices, career choices, values media values, morals, knowledge...helps with anticipatory socialization for adulthood workplace responsibility money = sense of independence competence in certain areas/skills BEFORE RESOCIALIATION FORM AN IDENTITY! ERIK eRIKSON 1. consistent sense of self
2. realistic perception of the world
3. sense of control over own life (internal locus of control) daniel levinson DREAM - Who do I want to become?? charles cooley What do others think of me??
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